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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 professional polar explorer 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. John is a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. He regularly speaks to companies and organizations, referencing his expeditions to discuss overcoming challenges. He has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, National Public Radio and in Outside Magazine, and Popular Mechanics. 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.
 

CONNECT


PROMOTION

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

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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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 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

John Huston. © Glenn Fellman

John Huston. © Glenn Fellman

Book cover. @ johnhuston.com

Book cover. @ johnhuston.com

John Huston. @ David Silverman

John Huston. @ David Silverman