NWTC ~ SnowWalkers
NWTC ~ SnowWalkers Features
Northern Wilderness Travellers Conferences
Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017
November 10 - 12, 2017 Hulbert Outdoor Center ~ Fairlee, Vermont
Friday, November 10- 5:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday, November 11 – 8:45 am- 9:00pm
November 12 ~ Sunday Morning Workshops 8:30 to 11:30
A Partial List of our Presenters
1. Willem Lange – Readings http://willemlange.com
2. Jon Turk – “Crocodiles and Ice”
Jon has kayaked across the North Pacific and around Cape Horn, mountain biked through the Gobi desert, made first climbing ascents of big walls on Baffin Island, and first ski descents in the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzia. In 2011 he circumnavigated Ellsmere Island with Erik Boomer. Jon will share pictures and stories of his travels in the Arctic.
2. Dave Freeman –A Year in the Wilderness presentation: "Gear for a Year" focusing on equipment used during the Year with an emphasis on Winter and traveling during the shoulder seasons as the lakes are freezing and thawing. Dave and his wife Amy spent a year living, learning and teaching in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/wildernessyear
3. David Pelly - “How Inuit Find Their Way – Navigation in the Trackless Arctic http://www.davidpelly.com
4. Nick Jenei - College of the Atlantic –
5. Don Tedstone – “An Adventure in the Mealy Mountains (Oops, the GPS says we are here!)”
6. Kate Ford – “Dogsledding Across the Canadian Tundra” Kate was part of a team that traveled by dog team on the Hudson Bay Coast.
7. Tom Jamrog – “Walking Matters” Tom Jamrog is a Maine Guide with Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures and author of In the Path of Young Bulls: An American Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
From the ages of 57 – 64, “Uncle Tom” Thru-hiked four National Scenic Trails. Tom reviews the latest research on the physical and mental health benefits of walking and discusses training and cognitive techniques that bolster a greying snow walker’s experience on the winter path.
Draft Workshop Schedule for Saturday afternoon.
1. Marge Shannon – “Make your own Pang Inuit hat”
2. Jon Turk – Workshop
3. Dave Freeman - Bear Witness Screening and book signing. Bear Witness is a 12 minute film about A Year in the
Wilderness and our book comes out September 23rd.
3. FILM - TBD
Meals & Lodging: Lodging is available at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. Cozy 4 bedroom heated cabins provide comfortable accommodations. You may also bring your wall tent. Meals served buffet style in the dining hall. The Center is located on 1000 acres on the shore of Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont, and is easily accessible from Route I-91.
Program registration fee $70; Student / Limited Income $45. Registrations accepted until program is full.
Meals & lodging packages are available for the weekend (Fri. Dinner through Sun. Breakfast, (see the registration form below for details.)
Payment by Credit Card or Check (Canadians by Credit Card Only!) Thank you.
NWTC Committee ~ Wendy Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Williams, email@example.com Leah Titcomb, firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Ingerson, Dave Brown, Al Stirt, Aleks Gusev, Seth Gibson, Geoff Burke, Jane Barron
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