About Nature North

Welcome to my blog on nature, people, and adventure in the North. I’ll define North to mean the Arctic and subarctic generally, but you never know what else might show up here! On this blog (formerly All Things Arctic), you’ll find regular short posts that will appeal to anyone with a yen for Arctic exploration, Inuit history, mountains, hiking, winter and summer camping, northern nature, and travel. (You can subscribe by clicking on the bars in the upper right hand corner. You can contact me via maura@naturenorth.blog or use the contact form on the site.)

I am a writer, geography professor, and the author of the forthcoming book Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett. Bartlett, an Arctic explorer and skilled navigator, spent 50 summers in the Arctic. I was motivated to write the book by the question: What propelled him?  

Bartlett could tell a good story and I hope to do just that here on this blog. 

Again, welcome. I hope you enjoy the blog,


Maura Hanrahan Ph.D. is a geography professor & research chair at the University of Lethbridge, and the author, co-author or editor of 11 books, including Tsunami, a Canadian best-seller and winner of the NL History and Heritage Award. Her writing has won awards in Canada, the US, and Britain. For her body of work, she received the Lawrence Jackson Award and the Coast Guard-NL Region Polaris Award.