Baffin Island Expedition – share the adventure – Tuesday, 19th November 2013

by Ian Tokelove

Baffin Island sea kayaking expedition

American professional white water paddler Erik Boomer, and Canadian polar adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry recently completed a gruelling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over 1,000km by kayak, ski and foot.

Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest ice cap on Baffin Island, Boomer, Sarah and two friends descended into the Weasel River valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the grade 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition.

At the ocean the team picked up their traditional Inuit style kayaks that they hand built themselves, and followed old traditional Inuit routes across Baffin. Tidal rapids, portages, snowstorms and polar bears were a few of the many challenges along the way.

Boomer and Sarah will talk about their expedition and the past adventures which have led them here. The talk will be held on Tuesday, 19th November from 19:00 in the Hundred Crows Rising pub in Islington, 58 Penton Street, Islington N1 9PZ (corner of Chapel Market)

The presentation includes an open floor Q&A session and will be followed with a screening of a top kayaking film (likely to be Frontier by Rush Sturges or Halo Effect by Steve Fisher)

Places are strictly limited due to venue capacity size. Food and drink are available at the bar.

Tickets cost £7 per person including Eventbrite fee – buy your tickets here.

Baffin Island expedition camp

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