British Sam Ford Fjord Expedition

Location: near Clyde River, Baffin Island, Canada. Map: 70.50 N, 71.15 W

Leader: Jacob Cook  Members: Calum Muskett, Dave McLeod, Ian Cooper, Dave Rudkin, Alex Buisse

Objectives: Make alpine style, mostly free ascents of the huge walls surrounding Sam Ford Fjord on the East Coast of Baffin Island. Ascend the Polar Sun Spire.

Dates: 15 July to 31 August 2015

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For Arctic Club members:  Information request

Supported by: Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, Nick Estcourt Award

NB This expedition did not take place as planned this year.

Wednesday 19 August. Jacob Cook writes "I just got back from 3 weeks in Arctic Norway climbing on the 400m North face of Blamann with Dave Macleod and later Calum Muskett. The aim was to have a go at free climbing one of the aid routes up the central steepest part of the face. Disko 2000 takes a direct line through a series of huge roofs." Read about their spectacular climbs on JacobClimbsThings.