Hiking up the St. George Society Cliffs

Saturday, September 1, 2007
This afternoon I went for a long (long) hike with Aletha and Kirk up the mountains behind where Clare's B&B is (any one know the name of those mountains for me?). The climb up the rocks was a little daunting (for someone who likes having solid ground under her feet), but it was well worth it. The view from way up the hill was breath taking.

Shot of Arctic Bay from way up

We continued our hike (heading I guess North-West - next time GPS is a must), where we had to climb up some more steep rocky mountains/hills. After the first little bit, it was flat the rest of the way and I was able to get some pretty amazing landscape shots.

Me and the Cliff and the Ocean

The silence way up in the mountains was mind boggling - no noise at all other than the little wind that was blowing and the sound of us ... and the occasional gun shot from the Narwhal hunters in the water.

We were out there for about 5 hours hiking and along the way learned a couple of survival tips for up here and some more info about how things are (or how they are quite different from down south ;-) ).

It's definitely moments (days? hikes?) like this (and the sights and sounds) that make this adventure all worthwhile (and the students of course :-) ) - the outdoor sights are a nice added bonus.


missus bean said...

I'm so envious of your journey. Thanks for blogging it all so that we can all live vicariously through you!!

Mme R. Haines said...

Looks like you had a fantastic hike. I'll be sharing some of your pics with my classes!

J. Whelan said...

Arctic bay looks beautiful. Last night I had a chance to see the northern lights, have you seen them yet.
Keep us posted,

Bonnieupnorth said...

Isn't Aletha fun to hike with...she has this definte theory about getting the heart pumping and legs burning. We have done some of the same hikes but in Nanasivik went to the wooden cross. Do say hi for me.