Preparing to ski out of Pond Inlet
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.