9 May 2011

May 8 Baffin Island - A Family Tradition

Tessum and his friends had a great weekend in the mountains. Conrad Dickinson gave them a lesson on crevasse rescue. They climbed up the Turner Glacier and spent the night at the base of Mount Asgard. Asgard  is a striking five thousand foot granite tower. This mountain was first summited in 1953 by a Swiss team  that included Tessum's grandfather, Hans Weber. This was long before park was established. Hans' expedition named many of the geographical features, including Asgard. In the 1960s Hans spend a considerable amount of time doing scientific work in the area.  Richard Weber has made five expeditions in the Park. Josee Auclair crossed the Penny Ice Cap and Auyuittuq Park in 1988. This is Tessum's second trip. [caption id="attachment_31" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="1953 Hans Weber crossing the Weasel River with Mount Asgard in the background "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_35" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Mount Asgard Today"][/caption]