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Sub-Arctic Bushcraft Expedition

Join us on this inspirational 10-day snowshoe expedition, where you will traverse frozen waterways through the uninhabited interior of Ontario’s sub-Arctic taiga forest. Travelling on foot and using traditional clothing and equipment, we pull all our gear and supplies on hand-built toboggans; packing a trail through the winter wilderness .

Accommodation is in two group sized, wood-heated, canvas tents. The days will be spent trekking through breathtaking scenery, and the nights enjoying hearty food and good company.

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The next expedition will be with our Canadian partners, ‘Lure of the North’
We will outfit you with traditional snow-shoes and hand made mukluks – used by the natives of Labrador, these clothing choices are perfectly designed to meet the needs of winter travel.
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The expedition will introduce you to classic winter bushcraft so that you can begin to understand the intricacies required to live in this amazing environment.

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You will have time to re-pack gear, learn some of the basic skills required for the journey from a private woodland and try out your outfit, before hitting the trail for the following 7-day expedition. During the trail phase, we will focus on winter travel and trail-skills by totally immersing ourselves in this amazing environment and ‘hit the trail’ for the next 7-days.
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You will learn:

  • Living in canvas wall tent
  • Using wood stoves
  • Emergency fire lighting
  • Emersion drills ‘going through the ice’ (optional)
  • Ice reading skills
  • Using Bearpaw & Beavertail snowshoes
  • Loading and pulling traditional toboggans
  • Backwoods cooking
  • Axemanship & sawcraft
  • Aputiak (igloo – conditions permitting)
  • Athapaskan quinzee
  • Using an Ice Chisel
  • Star navigation & mythology
  • Tracking and trailing
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We are thrilled to be working with  Lure of the North.
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What is it about? The aim of the course is for you to acquire the skills in planning, preparation, bushcraft, traditional skills, snow-craft and knowledge to travel safely in the sub-zero conditions of the boreal north. You will be spending everyday exploring, walking, sawing wood, chopping, lighting stoves, cooking, tracking and living in the frozen forest.
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If you are interested in this expedition and would like more detailed information, please download the expedition dossier here – Expedition_Briefing_2018 
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2018 DATE: 26th Jan – 3rd Feb (In-country dates):

Eg. Flights can be booked departing London Heathrow (Friday 26th) &  arriving Sudbury, Ontario on Friday 26th.  Return flights can be booked departing Sudbury on Sat the 3rd/arriving London Heathrow Sunday 4th AM. We usually use Air Canada. Flight should cost approx. £460-£520. See briefing pack for further details.

PRICE: £1,795 per person
(does not include international flight – approx. £500, alcohol or personal travel insurance)
BOOK EXPEDITION NOW!