Monday, 31 January 2011

Sam Ford Fjord - out of this world

The majestic cliffs of Sam Ford Fjord
70.5°N 71.15°W

It's a little-known natural wonder along Baffin Island's rugged northeast coast, a spectacular, 110-km-long channel lined by towering cliffs.

Immense walls carved thousands of years ago by ancient glaciers make Sam Ford Fjord one of the most impressive sights in the world

The Polar Sun Spire (1438 m above sea level), a famous vertical climb:

The spire is notable for its spectacular north face and has been the scene of some amazing epic climbs. The first ascent was made in 1996 by Mark Synnott, Jeff Chapman and Warren Hollinger.

Sam Ford Fjord is located on the east coast of Baffin Island (Arctic Archipelago, Canada), between the inuit settlements of Pond Inlet and Clyde River.