BAFFIN ISLAND SKIING EXPEDITION
CLYDE RIVER "BIG WALL" SKIING EXPEDITION
We are pleased to offer one of the most unique and exciting skiing expeditions anywhere in the world. The route chosen for this skiing expedition will include some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery anywhere on the planet. The big wall region near the small Inuit community of Clyde River on Baffin Island's East coast, is one of the best kept secrets in Canada. This region of the Canadian Eastern Arctic draws expeditioners, climbers, BASE jumpers and filmmakers from all over the world.
Known by some as the "Yosemite of the North", this big wall region has also drawn comparisons to the Trango Towers in Pakistan. Sheer granite rock walls, some over three thousand feet high, guard the entrances to magical deep fiords, including Sam Ford Fiord, Walker Arm and Stewart Valley. The route chosen will take the team close enough to even touch these Arctic giants. Under constant daylight, every day will bring new terrain, adventures and challenges. This truly is one of the wildest, most remote and spectacular regions of Baffin Island.
The expedition will begin with a drop off by local Inuit guides driving snowmobiles pulling komatiks (wooden sleds) to a specific drop off/starting point. The route will include river valleys, glaciers, spectacular glacier calved valleys, frozen lakes and fiords and moraine fields. The expedition will culminate with the team skiing back into the small Inuit community. Final night in Clyde River will be in either hotel or homestay.
Daily schedule will be weather and participant dependent. All members must be physically fit, have previous wilderness travel experience and capable of pulling small gear/supplies sled for two weeks.
Day 1: Morning flight from Ottawa to Clyde River, via Iqaluit. Greeted at the airport and transported to hotel for welcome supper. Group talk and gear check. Evening spent relaxing or exploring some of the community.
Day 2: Breakfast. Final gear check and lunchtime departure from Clyde River by snowmachine and komatik towards start point of expedition.
Day 3 - 11: Expedition. Exploring by ski one of the most remote and spectacular regions not only in Baffin Island but in the world.
Day 12: Return journey to Clyde River. Supper and hotel accommodation.
Day 13: Breakfast. Departure from Clyde River to Iqaluit to Ottawa.
2017 Trip dates:
To be announced
2017 Trip prices:
To be announced
Expedition cost includes $500.00 per person drop-off fee (local Clyde River outfitter)
Group size: 4 clients (minimum) 2 guides.
For more information and detailed trip information,
Please contact:Polar Sea
All prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to applicable taxes. Trip prices and dates are subject to change (possible airline re-scheduling)
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