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THE NORTH POLE & BEYOND
– Highlights and Low Lights from the High Latitudes –
This light-hearted tour of John’s polar expeditions takes you to the North Pole, the South Pole, Greenland, and Ellesmere Island. His tales of achievements and mishaps include stories of sled dogs, polar bears, musk oxen, reindeer hair sleeping bags, the stealin’ wolf, and the Arctic Ocean obstacle course.


BIOGRAPHY

John Huston is a Bergans of Norway Athlete and veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole. He has completed major expeditions to the South Pole, on Greenland, and to Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island. He began his career as an instructor and sled dog trainer at the Voyageur Outward Bound School in northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, where he fell in love with winter expeditions. John is also a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. John and his family live in Evanston, Illinois where he works at Northwestern University overseeing a student outdoors program.


A/V EQUIPMENT

This multimedia presentation requires the following: 

  • digital projector
  • projection screen 
  • PA sound system with microphone and the ability to plug in computer for audio on presentation videos
  • 2 small tables
  • 2 extension cord
  • 2 power strips

John may also bring some of his expedition equipment, which will require a third small table. He uses a Mac and he will bring all the necessary Mac adapters plugs. 

If John is flying to the event, the host needs to provide all A/V equipment. 

If John is driving to the event, he will bring his own professional sound system, professional projector, power strips, and extension cords. In this case the host needs to provide a projection screen and tables.
 

BOOK

After the presentation John will be available to sign and sell his award winning book, Forward, The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole, after the event. Books retail for $40.00. John can sell the books himself or via the store register if the store purchases the book from John at wholesale ($20) and carries the book in the store as a retail item. John will send you a copy of the book ahead of time for display. 
 

CONNECT


PROMOTION

John is happy support event promotion on social media and do interviews with local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and other media outlets. 

 

BERGANS GEAR RAFFLE

Bergans will supply a few complimentary items to raffle off at the end for John's presentation. Images and details will be supplied well before the event so that the raffle can be promoted as well.


DAY OF THE EVENT

John will arrive at the venue at least an hour before the event to set up and do a sound/tech check. 


PHOTOS

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Please follow the photo credit guidelines listed below each photo. 
Higher resolution photos are available upon request.
 

 
 John Huston at –50°F on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

John Huston at –50°F on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

 John Huston off the coast of Ellesmere Island, Canada. @ Kyle O'Donoghue

John Huston off the coast of Ellesmere Island, Canada. @ Kyle O'Donoghue

 John Huston and Elle on Ellesmere Island, Canada. @ Kyle O'Donoghue

John Huston and Elle on Ellesmere Island, Canada. @ Kyle O'Donoghue

 John Huston along a partially frozen lead on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

John Huston along a partially frozen lead on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

 John and teammates put up their tent in a storm off the coast of Axel Heiberg Island, Canada. © Kyle O'Donoghue

John and teammates put up their tent in a storm off the coast of Axel Heiberg Island, Canada. © Kyle O'Donoghue

 John Huston hauling 300 pounds on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

John Huston hauling 300 pounds on the way to the North Pole. @ johnhuston.com

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 Book cover. @ johnhuston.com

Book cover. @ johnhuston.com

 John Huston. @ David Silverman

John Huston. @ David Silverman