Back home

After 62 days of expedition life, I am finally back home in Iqaluit, Nunavut. It was nice to take a shower and sleep in a bed, but after a couple nights Eric and I were both ready to get back outside. So yesterday we paddled across a river, and hiked to our cabin for the […]

From Eureka to New York City

Two days ago we stood on the wild Ice of Eureka Sound, and here we stand now, in New York City wearing fancy shirts, eating fancy dinners, and trying our best to act normal. It’s these contrasts that make life interesting, and at least for me, the sudden immersion into an entirely different culture just […]

Muskox Land

Day 60 of Expedition Position: Wolfcamp Slidre Fiord, Ellesmere Island, N 79° 56′ W 085° 23′ We are now spending our last few days exploring the terrain between Slidre Fiord and the Sawtooth Mountains on Ellesmere Island. Because of the early spring thaw we are doing this by foot and on skis. There is simply […]

The wolf pack

Position: N 79° 56′ W 085° 23′ Expedition Day: 59 This has been the day of my life. I am sitting in my tent with a big smile on my face. It has been a beautiful day from the start of. We ate lunch with the crew at the station before picking up some more […]

Eureka weather station

Expedition day: 57Position: N 79° 59′ W 086° 01′Distance: 13.7km / 8.5 mi We said goodbye to Axel Heiberg leaving it behind us, heading towards Ellesmere Island. We crossed Eureka sound and headed towards the Eureka weather station, where we had to swing by to pick up more dog food. We are camped just at […]

Dry rivers to the Thule Inuit

Expedition day: 56Position: N 80° 02′ W 086° 40′Distance: 30.5 km / 19 mi It has been another incredible day. We spent the day travelling down the river to make it out onto Eureka sound. It was a pretty interesting morning trying to get the sleds across the thawing river bed. Before we left we […]

Close Encounter With Muskox Bull

Day 54 of ExpeditionDistansce: 18 km / 11 miPosition: N 79° 55′ W 089° 12′ We have now made camp from where we will ski to the petrofied forrest tomorrow. Most of the day we have been traveling up river drainages that seems to be our safest bet to find snow here on the lower […]

Day 53

Expedition day 53Position: N 80° 01′ W 088° 22′Distance: 18 km / 11 mi After only 10 minutes on the trail we ran into Polar Bear tracks. A mom and a cub track. The cub track being as big as my fist. The cubs are born in the den in the winter and follow their […]

Northern communites

Expedition day: 52Position: N 80° 06′ W 088° 14′Distance traveled: 27.4 km / 17 mi Huddled in my tent, Sam and I have just finished a supper of spaghetti. Beside us, the other team members are also in their tents, and the dogs are tied in a square around us. It often feels like we […]