Baffin Island Arctic backpacking trip announced

I am happy to report that my next trip to the Arctic has been booked and is on the schedule for the summer of 2020.  This has been in the planning stages for the past 17 months and will finally become a reality.  We will be doing a 10-day 60-mile backpack across Baffin Island through Auyuittuq National Park, which is located in Arctic Canada.  The route begins in Qikiqtarjuaq and ends in Pangnirtung.  It is one of the most remote polar wilderness regions on earth and is very challenging to reach logistically, hence all of the necessary preparation time.  Only about 400 people per year get to visit this area.  Two of the highlights along the route are passing by Mount Asgard and Mount Thor.  The rough topo map below (which I made) shows the general route and rough mileage between camps.  That’s all I’m really going to share for now but I look forward to next summer’s trip and hope to document the route with both hiking report photos and a trip video.  (The route can be done in 7 days but we plan to spend 10 to 11 days in the park and not rush through it.)