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PAINTING, AT LAST!: At last, 5 days into the trek, Cory begins his first painting ever in the High Arctic after he and Carl set up camp near the incredible Henrietta Nesmith Glacier....

Arctic hares greeted us this morning as we unzipped the tent door, we had breakfast, then called into Caledon radio for our weekly interview and broke camp to move closer to the big glacier. Leaving the tent and a few...

Today we continued our haul down the lake. Carl reminded me that originally, there was going to be three of us doing this part of the trip. Unfortunately, I had not re-adjusted our gear for only two people. Now, we...

Woke up this morning and began packing gear for a ten day hike to Henrietta Nesmith Glacier. Interrupted by our first encounter of arctic hares.. right in camp, boy, are they huge. Brought our stuff down to the edge of...

Today was a good warm-up, after orientation from Park superintendent Monty Yank, and sorting gear again. Carl and I headed out for a six and a half hour hike behind camp, with a partial load on our backs. There was...

Carl and I boarded the twin otter, the work horse of the North. With four others, park Canada staff, and volunteers. We began the flight to Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island. It was a mesmerizing three hour flight over...

FLYING TO THE FAR NORTH: Boarding a Twin Otter, Cory journeys further north over a mesmerizing landscape, to land near the top of the world at Lake Hazen in Quittinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island....

Word this morning from Tim at Polar Continental Shelf is that the flight is being put off until our gear arrives. No-one goes into the field without their essential gear for safety. The PCS (Polar Continental Shelf) is the mother-ship...