Category Archives: Baffin Island

Mt Turnweather – Baffin Island

Every journey has a beginning, a point at which forces coalesce to encourage us to adventure into the unknown. This adventure, to climb a granite big wall in the Canadian arctic with my younger brother, Delano, started in 2005 when we traveled to the Northwest Territories to attempt the remarkable Lotus Flower Tower – Delano’s…

A new objective – Mt. Turnweather

Six weeks following our trip to Yosemite, Joshua and I have finally rendezvoused at his home in beautiful Canmore, Alberta. He, after a stint of new routing in Squamish, and I, after a trip to the Sierras, are now working through the details of our trip to Baffin. Since we last saw each other in…

The Importance of Adventure and a Journey to Baffin Island

Written by Delano Lavigne I need more adventure in my life. I can no longer ignore the signs that are guiding me towards a different path, a path that leads towards the climbing life and the adventure it brings. This insight has led me to abandon a PhD program and set course towards new horizons,…

Baffin Island

In 2009, I bought the Mark Synnot guidebook to Baffin Island. It was gift for my girlfriend at the time, Carlyle, a simple gesture to encourage her dreams. She pawed over the book endlessly, looking for an adventure amongst the towering monolithes of the Norse gods. After folding the corners of many pages and taking…