A veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole, John has completed expeditions to the South Pole, in Greenland, and to Canada’s Ellesmere Island. He began his career as an instructor and sled dog trainer at the Voyageur Outward Bound School in northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, where he learned the craft of winter expeditions.
He is also a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. John regularly speaks to companies and organizations, sharing his expeditions to discuss overcoming challenges.
John's involvement with Point6 will focus on product development and testing, for both the outdoor and tactical markets.
"Point6 makes ultra comfortable merino wool base layers and socks of high quality functional performance and rugged durability required for the long haul," says John. "These qualities are essential on the ice where we need to trust that our layers are going to perform every day. Through superior quality specifications and innovative design Point6’s makes wool products are professional grade and up to the challenge."