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Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is one of the world’s premier Arctic travelers. His writing and photography appear in such magazines as Condé Nast Traveler, Canadian Geographic, and Outside. When he is not on an extreme journey, he lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his fellow adventurer and wife, Alexandra.

Visit Jerry Kobalenko’s website here.

The Horizontal Everest

Extreme Journeys On Ellesmere Island
Jerry Kobalenko


THE HORIZONTAL EVEREST brings to vivid, awe-inspiring life one of the most forbidding, arresting, and beautiful places on the planet: Ellesmere Island—a virgin wilderness that author and photographer Jerry Kobalenko has traversed more than anyone else in history.


“… refreshingly free of the hubris that marks much adventure writing … The reader never feels assaulted by Kobalenko’s daring, only inspired by it. ”
—The New York Times Book Review
“… charming and refreshingly honest …
a portrait of remarkable people and harsh landscapes,
and the siren-like allure of both. ”

—Simon Winchester, The Map That Changed the World

“… a compelling portrait of a harsh yet inviting place … wonderful … ”
—Kenn Harper, Give Me My Father’s Body

“The … stories fill me with passion and dreams. ”
—Borge Ousland, Arctic expeditioner

The Horizontal Everest

$24.95 CAD / $24.95 USD / £16.95 GBP

298 pages

ISBN 978-1-926645-17-9

Available now from: (U.S.) (Canada) (UK)