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Preparing to ski out of Pond Inlet

By Ed Viesturs - April 28th, 2008
Via Email
April 28th-9 AM-EST. Pond Inlet
Ed Viesturs here from Baffin Island.
Beutiful sunny day here. Still quite cold but that's fine since we will get quite the workout today.
We will be heading out today after we talk with the park ranger and get a permit for the Park over on Bylot Island-which we need to do. Our plan though, is to first head inland, towards the south, along frozen rivers and long lakes to an inland fjord. Should be beautiful and there should be more wildlife such as Caribou to see. It will also allow us to get our "systems" figured out and lighten our loads somewhat by eating some of our food and using some fuel. Then after a week or so we will head back this way and cross the frozen sound towards Bylot Island to the north and take a peak at the glacier there. If it looks good which it does from here since it gains altitude quite gradually. Our loads will then be much lighter and we will have things more dialed. Our sleds are loaded, weigh about 180 pounds and look like overstuffed burritos with a few accesories strapped to the top. Everything doesn't quite fit inside, so we are using the bundgie cord technique of adding on.
Mush On! Ed and John.


Comments

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

Ed, please be sure to take some of your great photos of what sounds like wonderful locations. I'm tracking your progress with online maps of the Baffin Island area. I've also been researching the local peoples that you've been meeting. Thanks for keeping in touch with everyone; I know sometimes it might be the last thing you want to do with all the distractions of such an expedition/adventure. Best wishes from 'down south.' With love and respect, Karen - arm chair adventurer.

Posted on April 28, 2008 - 3:56pm
by Karen Carlsen

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