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A Baffin Vacation

12 mins |
Canada |
2022
GENRE(S): 
  • Adventure
  • Canadian
  • Mountain Sports
  • Water Sports
DIRECTORS:
Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry
LANGUAGE(S): English

Synopsis

Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a bold multi-sport 45 day expedition traveling through the remote landscape of Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to whitewater kayak.

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Erik Boomer

Erik Boomer specializes in adventure photography and film in the most hostile environments, from the Tajikistan to Antarctica to the Canadian Arctic. His photography work has appeared in, among others: National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, Outside Magazine and twice a finalist for the Red Bull Illume Competition. He works in film and is a contributing cinematographer on Inuksuit (current), Way of the North (expedition documentary) and Into Twin Galaxies (expedition documentary).

When not behind the camera, Erik boomer specializes in kayaking some of the world’s toughest rivers. He has since branched out into polar expeditions – in 2011 Boomer became the first to circumnavigate Ellesmere Island on a 100-day ski and sea kayak expedition. Since he has embarked on a 120-day dog sledding expedition around Baffin Island and has crossed Greenland towing his kayak to access the source of a remote white-water river.

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Sarah McNair-Landry

Sarah works in film, having directed / produced several documentaries; including Way of the North (expedition documentary), Gauge, (experimental art installation), plus has directed several films produced by the National Film Board of Canada; Taking Shape, Mon Annee 20, and Pour ne pas perdure le Nords.

When she is not filming, she is a polar guide and arctic adventurer. The first woman to be recognized by the International Polar Guides Association as Master Polar Guide, Sarah grew up with the Arctic Ocean and team of dogs in her backyard. No stranger to the cold, she is the youngest person to travel to both the North and South Pole, has traversed the Greenland Ice Cap five times, guides expeditions to both the South and North Pole, kite skied 3,300 km retracing the Northwest passage and more recently spent 120 days circumnavigating Baffin Island by dog team. She owns and runs NorthWinds Expeditions.

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