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Monday, September 24, 2007

Converted sea kayaker (for 60 days)

When I first packed my bags to go sea kayaking for 60 days I wasn’t sure how I would hold up. Sixty days at sea and flatwater!
When I compare our recent Tibet expedition, paddling granite canyons in the high sierra of California or heli kayaking adventures in NZ to running introductory sea kayaking excursions in the Arctic there is level of expertise that separates these different adventures.
However to say the Arctic experience is not as intense would be a mistake.
Image - Rob Stimpson

Young Male Polar Bear falls through an ice flow.
Image - Zak Shaw

The prolific bird numbers, wildlife encounters, dramatic lighting, carving glaciers and the stunning landscapes of the Arctic as I was to find out have there own levels of intensity, its just comes in different forms.

Leaving Illulisat
Image - Zak Shaw

"Abstract kayaker" Artist, Sharon Mackinnon finds something to paint.
Image Zak Shaw

Consider this. Lumpy sea swell, waves a meter high, 15 knots of wind and up to ten beginner
kayakers under my umbrella of care. At times it can be like hearding cats!
The challenge in running these trips will never be on a personal level, the challenge comes through managing the experiences of others.

Magical Greenland. The town of Illulisat is a beautiful community which overlooks an iceberg infested bay and the Jacobshavn glacier.
Image - Zak Shaw

"Qilakitsoq"home to the Greenland mummies.
Dated from around 1475 the Qilakitsoq mummies are the oldest well preserved human bodies ever found in the Arctic.

Husky Pup
Image - Zak Shaw

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