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W
INTERER'S GATHERING
Nov 20-24, 2014
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LOOKING BACK AT 2013:


                                                                                                 Photo courtesy LynneAnne Vesper

WINTERER'S  GATHERING
&  ARCTIC  FILM  F
ESTIVAL

November 21-24, 2013

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel
and traditional life ways in the North. Coursework, workshops, a winter tent camp, gear swap, community dancing, evening films, featured speakers and more. 

Initial courses for 2013 are in place and so are our featured speakers. 

2013 Featured Speaker
Featured speaker for 2013 Paul Schurke is the founder of Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge in Ely, MN. Paul has guided and participated in a number of polar and high-Arctic expeditions, and will be sharing the story of retracing Shackleton’s harrowing 1916 journey. He's also offering a class on dogs and dog stories.

2013 Featured Instructor
Featured instructor Garrett Conover, a professional canoe and snowshoe guide, returns to North House this year. Garrett is the author of "Beyond the Paddle," and he co-authored the "Snow Walker’s Companion." He'll share his wealth of knowledge in three courses; one in wilderness travel, one in winter provisioning, and one in writing.

Event Highlights
Great Gear & Ski Swap - International Arctic Films
Winter Tent Camping - Snowshoe Shuffle Dance
Deep Freeze Chili Feed - Winter Skills Seminars

Featured Event Course Offerings
Every year, an abundance of hands-on courses are featured during WG.  Enrollment is always strong - highlights are included below. More courses will be added in the coming months. To review all of the courses in Calendar Format visit the November 2013 course calendar. 

Starting Wed, Nov 20
- Crooked Knife: Craft Your Own - 2 days

Starting Thurs, Nov 21
- Foot Felting: Slippers or Winter Boot Liners - 2 days

Starting Fri, Nov 22
- Nature's Insulator: Sew Your Own Wool Blanket Shirt - 2 days
- Winter Provisioning: Bannock and Beyond - 1/2 day
- Snowwalker's Companion: Wilderness Travel Seminar - 1/2 day
- Carving the Cree Hunter's Shovel - 2 1/2 days
- Staying Alive in the Woods: Intro to Northern Wilderness Survival - 1 day

Starting Sat, Nov 23
- Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own - 3 days
- Tracking the Muse: A Writer's Workshop for the Cold Season - 2 days
- Salumi: Traditional Dry Curing Methods - 2 days
- Telling Tails: The Fascinating History of Dogs & the Art of Animal Storytelling - 1/4 day

Starting Sun, Nov 24
- Northern Bushcraft: In the Field - 2 days


            

 



LOOKING BACK:

2013 DOWNLOADABLE
RESOURCES

EVENT OVERVIEW
with full descriptions
Now Available (PDF)

GREAT GEAR &
SKI SWAP
Info & Forms (PDF)

TENT CAMP
Registration (PDF)

Check out an album of pictures from past WG!


MORE RESOURCES
- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info


Event Partners

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