May 25, 2012

Skiing the Polar Star Couloir on Baffin Island

Kite skiing below Polar Sun Spire.

Just returned from a whirlwind trip to the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island. We spent about ten days on the sea ice and managed a few decent turns. Too tired to post much now but wanted to put up a few shots. Thanks to the all-star crew for making this the trip of a lifetime!

Josh L and Josh H nearing the top of The Polar Star Couloir. I've heard this described as the most classic couloir on the planet. I guess it was okay for something outside of the Rockies! 3600 feet. Huge walls. Snow machine access. Maybe 50 degrees off the top.

JT and Jesse H up to no good.

Peering over the edge.

Jimmy C and Josh L on the Beak.

Local boys getting in on the action.

Josh L and Jesse H building a small kicker.

View of the AC Cobra (tallest white strip in the center of the photo).  We skied this with a small group of eight.

The crew!

1 comment:

the_absconder said...

bomb-diddy-bomb !