Monthly Archive
for: ‘March, 2010’

Blizzard

We awoke this morning to light winds that evolved quickly into 25mph knock-you-down gusts by the time we packed up camp. The day started off fantastic as we were able to open our arms wide like sails and have the wind literally push us down the frozen fjord. This lasted for about an hour until […]

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Sunny and Sailing

We awoke this morning to light winds that evolved quickly into 25mph knock-you-down gusts by the time we packed up camp. The day started off fantastic as we were able to open our arms wide like sails and have the wind literally push us down the frozen fjord. This lasted for about an hour until […]

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Komatek Forward

With heavy, poorly designed pulks, tough terrain, and a deadline for Aaron to leave for Greenland GoNorth! 2010, Aaron called Mille, Program Director for GoNorth!, to contact one of our friends from last year in Pangnirtung, Charlie. Last year during GoNorth! 2009, Charlie helped the team out, and is a hilarious guy to be around. […]

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Rough Terrain And More Polar Bear Tracks

March 22, Day 3 – We didn’t send an update yesterday as we were 150% exhausted – dragging two 150lb. pulks across the roughest terrain imaginable is an 8-hour muscle-tearing fight. The last two nights were a chilling -30 to -35F and the days were approximately -10F. However, we have been extremely fortunate with weather […]

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First Official Day of Pulking

March 19 – After the RCMP escorted the bags we are sending down to Pang (e.g., extra clothes, books, and misc. stuff for the plane home), we packed up our pulks and gear onto Billy’s komatek sled. Our friend “Pete” the dog joined us down on the ice to send us off. We enjoyed a […]

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Expedition Starts Tomorrow!

We filled 22 fuel bottles of white gas this morning and tested the stove and lantern (everything works extremely well). After lunch, we spent another fantastic afternoon at the school in Qik and worked with Scott’s class on both the What is Climate Change to You? (WCCY) project and earthducation0. The students shared some wonderful […]

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Supplies and School Visit

Still in Qik – we headed to the Enterprise this morning to pick up 5 gallons of white gas and 2 bottles of Polar Bear Spray. Next, we had our Auyuittuq National Park safety overview and orientation over a conference call (a very serious and exciting discussion!). We visited the school and worked with teachers […]

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From Minneapolis to Ottawa

An incredibly smooth day of travel from MSP to O’Hare in Chicago, then on to Ottawa where just about anything could have gone wrong with 11 checked bags and 4 carry-ons. Looking forward to our three flights beginning early tomorrow from Ottawa to Iqaluit, Iqaluit to Pang, and Pang to Qik!

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