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Baffin Island Expedition

Postby Scott Rogers » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:03 am

Some friends of mine are soon departing on a climbing/BASE jumping expedition up to Baffin Island. Many local Coloradans will be on the expedition. They are looking to do some difficult first ascents and then jump from the summits. I just wanted to share an article about the expedition in the Denver Post today.

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14734882

Also check out the expedition website if you have a chance:

http://www.baffinbase.com/

I'm stoked for these guys! Wish them a safe trip.

I've never been up to Baffin Island myself, but I'd like to get up there one day.
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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby Jon Frohlich » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:56 am

Baffin Island has been high on my list of places to visit for a while. There's certainly plenty of monster cliff faces for them to jump off up there. I found a company a while back that runs backpacking trips up there but they are most definitely not cheap. Considering the logistics of the place it's understandable. The website isn't working that well but I want to check out the photos from home later.

http://www.adventures.com/gasnet/1351-2.htm

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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby Scott P » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:06 pm

Cool. Baffin Island is a place I've always wanted to go. Maybe I just missed it in the website, but how are you getting there? Are you flying in Iqaluit?
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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby Jon Frohlich » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:24 pm

Edit: Nevermind

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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:31 pm

Wow. Dug the videos on the site!

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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:38 pm

Badass. Good luck to these folks. Another line on my list. As far as base jumping goes, it is faster and more intense than skiing on the descent, so long live it. Good luck.
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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby kimo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:18 am

That expedition website is badass. There are some great pics and videos there. Now Baffin is on my list of places to see at least once in a lifetime. I wish them the best.

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Re: Baffin Island Expedition

Postby Hacksaw » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:27 pm

Baffin Island is a really cool place. There is a lot of interesting skiing to do there. =D> :D :)
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