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Thread: Skiing and Sailing the Arctic

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    JoshA is offline
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    Skiing and Sailing the Arctic

    This trip combines some of my favorite activities and, of course, they begin with the letter s.

    At the core, outdoorspeople value similar things: escape, adventure, physical exertion, fear and overcoming it. However, beyond a shared love for what some would call hostile landscapes, ski mountaineering and sailing have very little in common. The Shifting Ice, Changing Tides expedition, a three-week long sailing and ski mountaineering trip that embarked one year ago from the coast of Iceland to Greenland, capitalized on a few more similarities. Both endeavors have small carbon footprints, and both allow people to access terrain in ways it has never been accessed before.

    One of the most intimidating lines, a 5,800-foot descent off Uiluit qŠq‚ in the Tasermiut Fjord, came with big consequences and huge rewards. They embarked on a big climb late in the dayógetting to shore from the sailboat was a time-consuming processóbut they committed and made the climb. The reward? A 1,000-foot no-fall zone of mixed powder and corn, followed by a 4,000-foot apron of GS turns in the same great snow.

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    MIke R is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: May 2003 Stinson Lake - New Hampshire & Provincetown - Cape Cod Posts: 51,935
    works for me :eagerness:
    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

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    powderfreaks is offline
    SBH Member Joined: Nov 2014 Chicago Posts: 43
    Outstanding, what a cool adventure, thanks!


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