Baffin 2020

 In Spring 2020 I will join forces with Jerry Kobalenko, Canada’s premier Arctic traveller to ski 650 km across the sea ice and ice cap that line the coast of Baffin Island. The route will start in the Innuit hamlet of Clyde River and end in the similar community of Pond Inlet. Baffin Island is part of Nunavut, Canada’s most northerly territory and lies between 70 and 75 degrees latitude.

See this video for one of the areas we'll be skiing across


The Team

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada’s premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada. He has travelled more than 16,000 km on foot, ski and kayak in the Canadian arctic.


Ash Routen

I’m a writer for ExplorersWeb. I’ve also written for globally recognised publications such as Rock and Ice and Outside Magazine as well as national UK newspapers. I’ve travelled more than 1,000 km on foot and ski in the Norwegian arctic and Siberia.


The Route



You will be able to view our GPS tracks across Baffin Island at a later date. The account of this trip will be published in an international outdoor magazine later in 2020.