Ellesmere Light

Arctic Adventures Night
Mon Feb 10 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only)

Join Arctic Adventurer John Dunn for stories from his lightweight, unsupported summer journey in Canadaʼs high arctic, using as little equipment as possible but carrying enough food for 55 days. The challenge was to travel with this load over some very varied terrain. Clive Rubens and John Dunn began in mid-June, pulling a sled on the melting sea ice for 250 km. Then they put wheels on the sled and hauled it for a further 250 km before hiking the last 250 km. Vital pieces of equipment included an 800 gram tent and a 1.4 kg boat. This expedition was all about doing more ... with less. In fact it was amazing how little “stuff” they really needed in order to undertake such a challenging journey.

John Dunn
Born and educated in England, John graduated in geology from London University and worked in mineral exploration in the Australian Outback. After moving to Canada in the late ‘80s he pursued his dream of exploring and photographing the arctic. John has organised and successfully completed 20 arctic expeditions, totalling over 1100 days in the field. For his efforts in promoting awareness of Canada’s arctic geography John was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.