Final Day on Trail | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

So today was our last day on the trail. I think we’re all feeling a little tired after 90+kms of walking. The trek today was the toughest in a few days as the river flattens out and braids across the bottom of the Weasel River Valley forcing us to hunt for clean ice in between…

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Still Windy | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

Hello from Baffin Island! Another beautiful day. The scenery was again awe inspiring. Each day the mountain scenery seems to get more dramatic. We had incredible views of Mount Thor’s 4,000 foot vertical face as we walked down the frozen Weasel River. I was here 30 years ago with my wife Sarah in the summer,…

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The Changing Weather/ Baffin Island Polar Expedition

We last left you as we were all basking in the sun outside of our super secure tent. What a turn of events can transpire in 24 hours. As we were stepping into bed around 8pm, the wind started to churn. By 9, Angus and Scott were outside resetting two of our poles (out of…

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8kms Across Summit Lake | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

Morning had us camped on the ice in a small channel connecting Glacier Lake and Summit Lake overshadowed by a small snow covered moraine that incidentally served as a pretty cool toboggan run the night before. Mornings always start the same – Scott or Angus are first up, get the stove going to put a…

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A Rare Sighting | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

Last night we found a beautiful camp site. We had been traveling down the valley for hours in a very cold and strong head wind. All of a sudden within about 10 minutes the wind shifted 180-degrees and was now in our face. The terrain was challenging with many sustrigi. We knew we had to…

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Trek. Camp. Repeat. | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

The daily routines of our journey are starting to groove – boil water for breakfast, break camp and start trekking at 10 with 10 minute stops every hour, just enough to rehydrate and refuel with some food but not enough to get cold. Trekking stops around 3 so there’s time to set up the tent,…

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Trekked the First 8km | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

We had a spectacular first day of trekking! It was a very cold, clear day which always means that we have to be vigilant against frostbite. It really is amazing to see the cliffs and valley reveal themselves in all their splendour. The pulling surface was challenging but we are pleased with the 8 km…

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Into the Park We Go! | Baffin Island Polar Expedition

This has been the best Monday in a long time for all of us! Full sun. Wide open sky with no wind. Chilly temperature somewhere in the ballpark of minus 25 Celsius. Today we were transported by snowmobile along the frozen fiords to the entrance of the National Park. Billy, Albert, and Colin from Qik…

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