Winter exploits

Hunting for ski slopes up Kuulik and on a slope to its right, Mike and I found a good way up, pretty smooth and gradual. This is a good way to attack a nearby mountain which I have previously named Mt. Baffinin Lisä.

Mike doesn't ski but he's still pretty ok as company.

Isn't he pretty?

We also shot some sun rays darting through pack ice.

Another weekend, we headed to Kingnait Fiord for a little skidoo ride. It's about 25 kilometers south of Pang, or around there, depending on who you ask. If you asked Mike, he would probably say it's 50 miles north-east. The day was cold (around -29 C) and clear but close to Kingnait Fiord it turned windy. We both were wearing just thin gloves (because we don't use our brains) and froze our fingers on the way back. Luckily there are ten of them, and I can still type with the one finger that didn't have to be amputated.

The following is a typical "Markus style" shot with a blurry object in the foreground. The cool mountain in the back is called Angiuqqaaq, or Boss Mountain.

The wind had shaped the snow and made it extremely hard. Rough on the skidoos, but pretty.

Mike staring into Kingnait Fiord, scanning for ptarmigan and rabbits. We couldn'd find any but that hardly disappointed us.

These slopes are from Mt. Duval. A few weekends ago I skied up it with Sola and Pepi, my dog companions. Pepi is not ours but would not miss a trip even for a bone. Delia was out of town.

Sola.

Sola and Pepi, i.e. the pack. Pepi is a hard core little dog that will run after the skidoo almost as well as Sola, then run up and down a mountain following us on our skis, then run home after us (or catch a ride in our qamotiq). A complete freerider dog.

Some weeks ago we did northern light shooting. We have been trying to get out of town when they are out in order to get better shots. The city lights are unpleasant in the photos. Going away helps a lot.

Another one.

Another one.

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Reminiscing: Delia's Iqalukjuaq photos.

I'm slowly catching up on posting my own photos. Let's reminisce on what a fantastic spring we had!

Here are some of my selected pics from the Iqalukjuaq trip in April with Kendra and Devin.
Yum, fish!Yum, fish!


Our new tent and stove set-up was toasty warm!Our new tent and stove set-up was toasty warm!

Day-old wolf tracks run alongside the snowmachine trail we followed.Day-old wolf tracks run alongside the snowmachine trail we followed.
Markus stoically awaits a bite, coffee close at hand.Markus stoically awaits a bite, coffee close at hand.


Thank-you, Kendra and Devin, for your excellent company.  Meet you there next year!Thank-you, Kendra and Devin, for your excellent company. Meet you there next year!

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