The West Face of Thor

I have had several inquiries regarding the “crazy-looking mountain” since I started posting images from Nunavut so I thought I would devote a post to the incredible west face of Mount Thor. Thor is just one of several wild peaks found in Auyuittuq National Park, on rugged Baffin Island. Mount Odin is flanked by giant…

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A Taste of Nunavut

This post has been a long time in the making. It is about a 2011 wintertime trip to fabulous Nunavut. As usual I had plans to hammer out the editing for this adventure soon after returning to Banff. But as usual summer in the Rockies got busy with photo assignments, climbing, landscape work. An extended…

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Winter Escape

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. One last image from explorations in Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, where the scenery is huge and the wilderness plentiful. A skier returns south towards Pangnirtung after a great winter escape. This image is available as a print. f/10.0,…

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Odin’s Winter Wrath

This image is best viewed large . Please click on it for a larger version. This is one of the last shots I will be posting from Nunavut. Then it is back to Nepal and the Canadian Rockies. One of things that struck me instantly in Auyuittuq National Park is how different the peaks all…

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Deeper Wilderness

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Deep Winter, Deeper Wilderness Many of the joys of exploring Nunavut in the winter have to do with staying warm. Sipping hot tea, hiding inside a down sleeping bag, feeling the sun as you ski into a new valley, finally getting…

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Relic of the North

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Relic of the North Barren-ground caribou used to be found in large numbers through most of Auyuittuq National Park. Now they are extremely rare in the Akshayuk Pass area, where this image was taken. Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.…

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Daily Photo – Beneath The Giant

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Beneath The Giant A lone skier heads towards the base of massive Mount Thor, as the summit emerges from the clouds. Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut.This image is available as a print. f/9.0, 1/1000, ISO 200, 115.0mm on Canon EF70-200mm…

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Daily Photo – The Land of Rock and Ice

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for as larger version. The Land of Rock and Ice Another image from last year’s few days of exploration in Auyuittuq National Park. As one travels the desolate, dramatic valleys of Baffin Island in the winter, it is hard to believe that this place…

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