Open Polar Expedition Training the USA

Turpin Meadow Ranch, Jackson, WY

The purpose of the Polar Training Course is to prepare individuals for participation in a polar expedition such as skiing long distance or last degree to the South or North Pole or crossing the Greenland Icecap.

The intense two-week course will combine classroom style sessions, discussion forums, guest speakers, practical field skills and a remote and brutal 5-day mini expedition.

Turpin Meadow Ranch nestled on the banks of the Buffalo Fork River offers prime access to 2.5 million acres of Teton wilderness. Ideally located between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the ranch is one of the most idyllic and sought after spots in the West. Surrounded by mountains, the Turpin Meadow Ranch Nordic Skiing Centre is the perfect location for our Polar Training courses.

Course Information
Turpin Meadow Ranch (Jackson)
8th January – 22rd January 2017
4.500USD per poerson

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I can't say enough good things about Hannah.  Besides being one of the most experienced polar explorers of our time, she is a consummate teacher - helpful, patient, thoughtful and methodical.  Her course materials are comprehensive and immediately useful.  The course content was exactly what I needed - thorough, well thought out and organized, and useful for all aspects of a polar expedition.  The course is wide-ranging and covers the big picture topics such as climate and geography down to the smallest of details, such as the contents of medical and repair kits. 

Doug Tuminello

USA Base Camp