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Vote Fernie man for ‘Adventurer of the Year’ award

Posted on 15. Dec, 2011 by in Fernie |  

Photo by Erik Boomer.

Last summer, Fernie resident Jon Turk and Erik Boomer circumnavigated Ellesmere Island by kayak, foot and skis. For that accomplishment – considered one of the last great polar expeditions – he and Boomer are up for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year award.

In an interview with National Geographic, Turk, 65, gives a sense of what challenges he and Boomer faced.

“What do you do when a polar bear charges you? We found yelling colorful language was more effective than gentle talking,” says 65-year-old writer and Arctic explorer Jon Turk. “The right tone could communicate, ‘You’re bad. We’re just as bad.’”

Source: National Geographic

Read more about Turk’s adventure and see some amazing photos at the National Geographic site. Don’t forget to vote!

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2 Responses to “Vote Fernie man for ‘Adventurer of the Year’ award”

  1. Bill Metcalfe 19 December 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Jon Turk was in Nelson last February and I wrote about him here
    There a video there too.

  2. Jim Ross 19 December 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Vote Early and Vote Often!

    Wasn’t that Al Capone?

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