What you'll do
Whether you are training for an upcoming polar expedition or simply looking to learn some new skills our Polar Expedition Training is the best way to build your cold weather confidence and back country winter camping skills. We cover everything from polar clothing and equipment systems, to navigation, safety systems, food / menu planning, cooking, camping routines, efficiency, and travel by ski and sled. Our days will be filled cross country skiing towing individual sleds packed with our supplies. Evenings will be spent around a campfire, eating hearty meals and sharing stories from our polar expeditions and those of the early explorers (Shackleton, Amundsen, Scott, Peary...) During each day we make time for formal and informal classes and plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings. The beautiful lakes and woods of northern Minnesota are the perfect back drop for this adventure. Under the leadership of world class polar guides you'll acquire new skills, develop critical judgement and have a great time. Bring your sense of adventure and all the kit on our required clothing and equipment checklist because it can get downright COLD (think well below zero degrees Fahrenheit). Come ready for a challenge and excited to learn and you'll leave with new skills, new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
For over 25 years PolarExplorers has been organizing and guiding polar expeditions. Our first Polar Shakedown Training was way back in 1992. Since then our training has been tweaked to pack in as much polar knowledge and practice time as possible. Our goal is to give you a safe, successful and transformative experience with lots of personal attention and fun along the way. Our guides are highly experienced and personable and just the right people to make this goal a reality. Do you want to learn what it takes to takes to participate in a polar expedition? Join us and find out!
Where you'll be
We will meet at Timber Trails Lodge. From there we will explore the beautiful snow-covered wilderness that is so unique to this area.
Keep these in mind
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Guests ages 15 and up can attend. This training can be very challenging and it includes camping in extremely cold temperatures. Participants should have previous camping experience. Previous cold weather experience is helpful but not a…
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Training for a polar expedition is hard work (camping outside in temperatures as low as -40°F) but it's also a lot of fun. Be prepared to work hard, learn a lot & experience a whole new way to travel
5 day trip
Polar Expedition Training
$3,545 per person
$3,545 per person