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  • Nov 14
    Ellesmere Island Expedition Kayakers in Running for People's Choice Awards - VOTE NOW!

    For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports.  This year, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer are in the running, having completed the first ever circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in September, Adventure Technology paddles in hand. 

    “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.’” 

    Click here to read the remainder of the interview, learn more about their expedition, view pictures and cast your vote for Jon and Erik for National Geographic Adventurers of the Year!


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