Chad and 4 friends traveled deep into the ancient fjords of Baffin Island, 70° North in the Canadian Arctic, to explore the biggest, most enchanting couloirs on the planet.
They join local hunters in the remote village of Clyde River that agreed to take them the 130km to Sam Ford Fjord and Walker Arm where temperatures dip regularly below -30C°. For the Inuit, this is an everyday experience, for them it's other worldly.
They set up camp next to the Walker Citadel, one of the tallest cliffs on the planet - the nearest rescue helicopter is 300km away in Halifax and there's room for error.
"The fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet."
It's a strange world made of extreme horizontal and vertical planes and this documentary of their trip is absolutely spectacular. A skiing trip like no other I've ever seen.
Baffin Island: A Skier's Journey EP2 [Season 2] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.
Posted by Adam Wagner on Tuesday 24 Jul 2012