Sunday Photo – Midnight Kiting in Sam Ford Fjord

| August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Expeditions can be a ton of hard work and heavy hauling. A friend once described this as “the blue-collar” part of the sport, which I often think about when I’m crushed with a heavy load.

Full-speed ahead in the Sam Ford Fjord area of Baffin Island, right near Swiss Bay.
Full-speed ahead in the Sam Ford Fjord area of Baffin Island, right near Swiss Bay.

This photo was taken during one of the moments when we dumped all of our heavy gear, stripped down to nothing more than skis and a kite (well, and clothes, it was cold) and went out for a mega kiting session just for the fun of it. Baffin Island is way up north in the Arctic Circle where it stays light 24 hours a day at this time of year. This photo was taken after we had eaten dinner and were getting ready to sleep, but the wind and snow conditions were so perfect that we went out for a midnight kiting session I’ll never forget.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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