Category Archives: Expeditions

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…

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,…

Polar Star Couloir — Possibly a Dream

I spent the last 2 weeks in Baffin Island, on a working holiday. Some of the days felt like work — as they should– and others were work, but in a special way. The Polar Star couloir is over 3600 ft tall, a dramatic feature, cleaved in the granite by the will of Pressure and…