3 May 2011

Auyuittuq National Park Traverse on Baffin Island

Tessum has just left with a great team to ski across Baffin Island. They will take a snowmobile from the community of Qikiqtarjuaq to the head of the North Pangnirtung Fiord in Auyuittuq National Park. From here they will ski across the Park to the community of Pangnirtung. Along the way, they plan a side trip to visit Mount Asgaard which was first climbed by Tessum's grandfather in 1953. Tessum is in good company; Conrad Dickinson (Conrad has skied unsupported to both North and South Poles), Hilary Dickinson, David Pearson, Anton Baird, Nigel Porter, and Ben Haywood Smith. Our German Shepard, Demon is also with them to keep the bears away. We wish them sunny skies, low wind and the best of luck.