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Explorer & Fly-Fisherman 'extrordinaire'

Dr. Ron Burmeister

 


Dr. Ron Burmeister - now retired - worked for over thirty-five years as a obstetrican gynecologist in Rockford, Illinois. Over that time he joined several of our expeditions to the North - initally for fishing and then more recently for fly-fishing & wildlife viewing combined. Ron came north with us five times beginning in 1988 to many of our different camps including Lynx Tundra Lodge, Talston Bay Outpost, and Whitefish Lake on the upper Thelon River. Ron's most recent trip was to our 'Muskox', Autumn Colours & Aurora trip to northern Canada.

 

Dr. Ron Burmeister on the Nunavut barrenlands in 2009 / photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved


Ron had this to say about his many trips with us to the Far North:

Dr. Ron Burmeister fishing for big pike at Talston Bay on Great Slave Lake
"My experience in the Arctic began in 1988 when I booked a fishing trip with my uncle who knew Steve Lybeck from childhood. We fished Lynx Lake with Tom and Steve with outstanding results. Thus began a series of trips to Lynx, Whitefish, Great Slave, and finally to Nunavut, all organized by the Arctic legend, 'Tundra Tom".
"Each of the five excursions has its own story and adventure, but Tom (and sometimes Steve and others) were always there to provide excellent food, good camaraderie, excellent services, and safety in the wilderness that made each trip memorable."

 

Caribou bulls on the Nunavut barrens - photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved

 

Musk-oxen herd on the Nunavut tundra / photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved

 

 

"My recent trip this August to the Arctic was the most unique, camping on an idyllic bay with caribou, musk ox, peregrine falcons, and a host of other creatures including lake trout to keep us enthralled..."

 

 

"..not to mention perfectly clear weather to view and photograph the spectacular northern lights each night."

 

Northern lights over the 2009 Dance with Caribou camp / photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved

Ron fly-fishing for Arctic char at the Dance with Caribou camp in Nunavut / photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved

I was accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer whose practiced eye opened many vistas I had not seen before. Again, Steve MacLachlan, Steve Lybeck, and Tom provided excellent service and helped us to understand more clearly how special the tundra, its history, and the aboriginal people who live there really are.

I consider it holy land and cannot wait for my next opportunity to visit this magic place..."

Ron Burmeister
Rockford, Illinois

Ron's deep Christian values has led him to write articles about the spiritual element
of his northern Arctic adventures: see links below!

* Click here to read Ron Burmeister's inspirational arcticle: 'The Atoll'

* Click here to read Ron's inspirational article: 'Contemplating Light and Darkness'

 

Ron Burmeister casts & contemplates during an Arctic sunset in Nunavut in 2009 / photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved
Ron Burmeister casts & contemplates during an Arctic sunset in Nunavut in 2009.
Photo copyright David C. Olson - all rights reserved

 

Click here to learn about the 'Muskox, Autumn Colours & Aurora' trip on which Ron Burmeister participated

 

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