New Land 2013

In 2013 John Huston (USA), Tobias Thorleifsson (Norway), Hugh Dale-Harris (Canada), and Kyle O’Donoghue (South Africa), expedition filmmaker, skijored 1000 km on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. Powered with four canine companions, the expedition travelled through one of the last untouched wildernesses on the planet. During the 62-day journey the team documented, filmed, and shared their experiences online. The history of exploration on Ellesmere Island combines the celebrated polar traditions of Norway, the United States, and Canada. Ellesmere Island represents a great responsibility moving forward.


Expedition Goals


- Travel through one of the most remote and beautiful regions in the Arctic.


- Film and document the journey for distribution.


- Celebrate the 2nd Fram Expedition led by Otto Sverdrup.


- Advocate for climate change education.

Expedition Photo Gallery

Team Website Links

Finding our way through Trold Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

Expedition Documentary Trailer

Documentary Website on PBS

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