Great Sail Peak, Baffin IslandFri Night Vid

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Our Friday Night Video this week takes us to Baffin Island. In August 2016, Brette Harrington and the late Marc-Andre Leclerc established two new routes on Great Sail Peak. The team sets off on snowmobiles over the summer solstice and were often delayed as they navigated through shifting ice. Once established at the base of Great Sail Peak, the team initially attempted the West face, although they quickly had to reassess their objectives.

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17 Aug, 2018

Great film.  What an incredible looking place.

And what a sad end.

18 Aug, 2018

Brilliant vid, thanks.

18 Aug, 2018

Great vide!

19 Aug, 2018

Brilliant video, nice and calm and understated. Some of those pitches looked amazing, especially that corner with the thin finger tip crack. Still can't really believe Marc's gone though. Been looking forward to returning to El Chalten next year and catching up with the yank/canadian crowd that go there every year, some great friends some of whom I haven't seen since I was there four years ago. Marc was the most genuine and motivated of all, and somehow I forgot that I wouldn't see him there again. I remember him skulking around the boulders on the edge of town, climbing through wind or rain, just happy to be outside when everyone else was sheltering indoors. Or bubbling at Niponino, excited about the route he'd just tried to solo, or the one he was going to solo tomorrow. An adventurer he definitely was, through and through. 

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