BAFFIN- Climbing/Skiing Trip report w/ pics


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Big Wall climber
southeast face portaledge
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 8, 2009 - 04:23pm PT
Hey Friends,

EDIT 3/29/2014-

It seems that the photos from this trip report have disappeared, so I have reposted this photo trip report on my website. You can find it here-

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:29pm PT

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:34pm PT
those who say that the world is round,
aren't looking close enough.

way to celebrate the irregularites dave.

Trad climber
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:38pm PT
Whoa, great TR! The Walker Citadel looks intense. Polar bears and Baffin Babes, good memories.

Trad climber
80' from the Hankster
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:43pm PT
Awesome. Did you ski any of the big couloirs??

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:44pm PT
You are making me cry in my office.... bwahhh I want to go!!
the Fet

Supercaliyosemistic climber
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
Best thread ever.

Edit: after the 2nd time reading it. Best Frickin' Thread Ever!

Social climber
Does this rock make my ass look fat?
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:51pm PT
wow thats some sick TR.

Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:52pm PT
Friggin' awesome, Dave!

Baffin' Babes, Bears, Boo ya!

Sounds like a great trip.

-Brian in SLC
ps: a 303 for a polar bear? Really? Better'n nothin'...
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:55pm PT
OMG Dave you just lifted me up miles from a low orbit, thanks for sharing!!!

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 8, 2009 - 04:56pm PT
Beautiful Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing man, great pictures, and quite an adventure!

Jul 8, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
Bad Ass!!! GoDAVE

A long way from where I started
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:04pm PT
The thing that bothered me most when I was up there was the thought of becoming a midnight snack. What good is a rifle if you're asleep?

My solution was 10mg of Valium at bedtime, but I've always wondered why people who camp on the fjords don't get eat eaten while they sleep.

Did that bother you at all? Skiing home through the bear tracks to your little nylon shelter and then having to close your eyes and go to sleep?


Trad climber
fresno, ca
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:07pm PT
Unbelievable Trip man! Thanks for the report. You are the epitome of "Gittn' after it."

I sharpened up a couple of your shots to give them some zing.

Thought you might like 'em. Maybe not.

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:15pm PT

Can't thank you enough for sharing that trip report with us.

Just awesome!



Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:24pm PT

I'm in awe.....f*#king gorgeous!!!!!

Oh yeah, iwas wondering if you took a rifle, my first thought was this guy's crazy to go solo out there without a rifle.

I'm sure you were glad you had it.

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:31pm PT
I love the name Odd Roar Wiik. Just thought I'd mention that. Possibly the coolest name ever. Like something from Beowulf.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
Hey Dave,

Thanks for posting up the report of your awesome trip. I know that 'being there' is always better than a picture, but your pics are so out of this world that 'being there' must have been mind-blowing. Kite skiing, seal holes, base jumpers, polar bears and last, but not least - THE BAFFIN BABES! What a rockin' trip!


Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
This TR is almost a book. It is so wonderful. This edit of your Walker Citadel is even better:


Big Wall climber
33 45' N 117 52' W
Jul 8, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
These pics are so friggin sick!

Thanks for sharing with us.


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