This photo album is from Jim and Louise Wholey's annual spring ski trip to the high arctic with Richard Weber of Canadian Arctic Holidays.
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Packing 2 weeks worth of food and community gear in sleds.
We leave Pond Inlet on Baffin Island with a nice view of Bylot Island across the sound.
Jim pulls his sled past a lovely iceberg.
A thumb of ice entertains us.
Bear tracks may be very large. Compare these to a ski pole handle.
We approach the bay where we will find the glacier we have chosen to ascend.
Ice blocks are always very fascinating for the photographer.
Fresh snow challenges the person breaking trail while the rest of us get to relax in the trough!
On the 8th day we rest, reading, writing, sunbathing, and enjoying the ever-changing lighting and scenery.
The trip turned more challenging for the leader as fog surrounded us climbing the glacier.
In the whiteout, the "Where are we?" question was addressed at regular intervals!
Spectacular scenery dwarfs our camp.
A beautiful long valley of ice and snow lies off to the north.
Traveling down the glacier in the fresh snow was a delight.
Baffin Island in the distance is our destination.
The ends of glaciers may have fascinating collections of icicles.
We finish our trek off Bylot Island by skiing down the moraine below the glacier.
As we ski the last 30 Km diagonally across Eclipse Sound to Pond Inlet, we have spectacular views of Bylot Island.