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 is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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