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Jerry Kobalenko


Photo credit: Jerry Kobalenko

Arctic adventurer

Expertise: Adventure, Trekking, Water, Photography, film, art

By Michela Rosano

“I'd heard that the North was barren, cold, uncomfortable, harsh, empty. These sounded like assets,” writes Jerry Kobalenko about his decision to visit the region in the introduction for his latest book, Arctic Eden: Journeys Through the Changing High Arctic. Now, more than two decades after his first trek, Kobalenko has travelled more than 6,000 kilometres by foot, ski and kayak on 20-plus expeditions through Canada’s High Arctic. Through his writing and photography, Kobalenko shares his passion for the North and has earned himself a spot among the world’s top Arctic adventurers.


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