Legendary Fernie explorer, author, and speaker Jon Turk will tour the Kootenays this fall, sharing personal stories told as only Turk can, from his many adventures in the world’s wildest places

One of National Geographic’s 2012 Top 10 Adventurers of the Year, Jon has led human-powered expeditions all over the world, from the Canadian Arctic to Siberia and Kamchatka, and from the Himalayas to tempting fate and misadventure around notorious Cape Horn

In storytelling fashion, backed by stunning imagery, Jon Turk will take you on a trans-global journey: sea kayaking in the Solomon Islands, the circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in the polar Arctic, a bicycle ride across the Tibetan plateau to the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, and into our own backyards. These journeys constitute a quest for the “spiritual revolution” that must underlie humanity’s greater journey into the 21st century — with a reasonable hope of creating a peaceful, equitable, healthy, and sustainable world.

“The Kootenays are an integral part of planet Earth,” explains Turk with his unique global perspective, “and by starting here, we join with other people in other communities, working within other organizations, to join hands for the common good.”

Catch Jon Turk on the tour in Nelson: Oct. 23, 7pm at the Nelson United Church 

Admission by donation, with $10 per person suggested.