Baffin Island: Climbing Trekking & Skiing Paperback – May 1 2008
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About the Author
The author, Mark Synnott is a world-class alpinist who has climbed extensively throughout the world, including five trips to Baffin Island. Throughout his career as a professional guide and accomplished climber, Mark’s adventures have allowed him to work closely with The North Face, The National Geographic Society and Climbing magazine.
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Doing one route up there is FAR more indepth than your average Everest expediton. Imagine doing years up there? Then, imagine compiling the history into a guide. And a great one at that.
Will this book lay out every step for you? Not even close. This area is the definition of an adventure- crossing the threshold into the unknown. How could the author know all my fears? Certainly others wouldn't want to read something that addresses that. We're always going to be stretching our capabilities on trips like these. What scares us about such trips simply highlights areas to shore up in our own toolbox of skills.
There is plenty of information to dig up local transport, enough maps to get you to google earth and the AAC library. You must plan on going up here self-sufficient: in medical, navigation, technical travel skills, self rescue, communications, etc.
I feel a guide book is there to get you inspired enough to pack your bags. Man, does this accomplish that. Even if you never go, the photos are enough alone.
Other than that, it's an excellent book! I just think the product description should have pointed out the discrepancy noted above.
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