Watch: Intense and Beautiful Winter Camping in the North

If you’ve never been winter camping — and want to — this video is for you.

Snow crunches beneath the feet of snow-walkers as they cross the expansive terrain that is northern Ontario. Everything is cold — the trees, the snow, the air around the fire that warms your fingers. Meet David & Kielyn Marrone, a married duo who have traveled over 4,000 km by snowshoe and camped hundreds of nights in winter seasons.

Winter camping or travel holds a certain allure, though it’s not for everyone. Even if you’ve never sledded, camped in a blizzard, or boiled snow for water, the “Lure of the North” will impress with its ability to convey the balance between the beautiful and tiring expanse.

Director Goh Iromoto, a cinematographer out of Toronto, uses the film to bring close attention to the tougher aspects of winter camping. And it makes me so excited that winter is soon upon us.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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