Explore the north end of Baffin Island on these arctic cross country skiing adventures.
Auyuittuq Ski Traverse
Auyuittuq has some of the most beautiful alpine scenery on earth. This ski touring expedition crosses the Akshayuk Pass. Starting at North Pangnitung we’ll ascend the Owl Valley. Between Glacier and Summit Lakes the magical cylindrical tower of Mount Asgard draws us onward. Then we descend the Weasel valley. Mount Thor, 1500 metres above us, is said to have the longest uninterrupted cliff face in the world. We cross the Arctic circle before our final destination at Overlord, a majestic peak overlooking frozen Cumberland Sound. This is a diverse and challenging expedition for a reasonably fit and adventurous participant.
Arctic “Big Wall’ Ski Tour
One of the most unique skiing expeditions anywhere. The route will include some of the most
dramatic scenery anywhere on the planet. The “big wall” region is near the Inuit hamlet of
Clyde River on Baffin's east coast. Known by some as the "Yosemite of the North", it 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. The route 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. Skill Level 3.