Expediton Consulting and Support

NorthWinds has helped many achieve their Polar Dreams. Numerous expeditions have failed due to poor training, equipment breakdown, insufficient calorie intake or inadequate planning. These mistakes cause bad public relations with sponsors, not to mention thousands of dollars.

NorthWinds can help you with:

Customized polar training

We can work with you to developed a polar training that best fits you and your team.

Consulting fees $100 per hour

Customized training fees:

$800 for one day

$650 for 2 to 3 days

$500 for 4 to 10 days

$400 for over 10 days

Assistance with equipment & clothing selection & purchase Equipment

Training Base

We have an ideal training base in Iqaluit with frozen sea ice from Jan. to May, -30 to -45 C temperatures in January and February with wind-chills down to – 60 C. Our home base is located on the shores of Frobisher Bay, close to stores, has a large pack-out room and heated workshop to work on equipment repairs and modifications.

NorthWinds offers an informal B & B

B & B $125 a night per person or $500 per week (hotels in Iqaluit are $225 for a single)

Includes: breakfast and use of NorthWinds facilities: shared bathroom, video room, living room & library, workshop, and use of the kitchen to cook your meal.

Camping at NW $75.00 a person per night

You may set up your tent on the sea ice, behind the house and use NorthWinds as a base. Camping includes use of NorthWinds facilities: shared bathroom, video room, living room & library, workshop, and use of the kitchen to cook your meal.

Camping Food

We are happy to prepare expediton trail meals. Sorry about the cost, food is flown in daily and cost are very high. Food comes to about 2.5 lbs. per person a day, with 4,500 to 5,000 calories per person a day. Costs:

Breakfast $10.00

Lunch & snacks $15.00

Dinner $15.00

Drinks (included)

Rental: Clothing & Equipment :

Ski System (ski boots, skis w/ skins, bindings & poles) per day $25.00 per week $100.00

Pulk & harness per day $25.00 per weeks$100.00

Sleeping system (Down sleeping bag, VBL, fiberfill over-bag, ridge rest, Therm-a-rest)

Tent (Hilleberg, winterized with snow flaps) per day $25.00 per week $100.00

Kitchen Box: (2 MSR stoves, gas, pots, cup, bowls…) per day $10.00 per week $ 40.00

Course supplies (repair kit, first aid kit, sewing kit) per day $10.00 per week $ 40.00

Communication System (Iridium phone, solar recharging) per day $25.00 per week $100.00

Plus $3.00 a minute for phone use

NOTE: reasonable wear & tear is acceptable; if equipment or clothing is lost, has abusive damage, or burnt you will be charged.