26 Hours in the Torngat Mountains

In early August, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. I was invited by my friend, the great Shelagh Rogers, to spend time with youth campers there. The original plan was to be up there for a week, but persistent bad weather hampered our flight plans for days. I was only able to be there for a little more than a day. Still, it was a powerfully memorable trip for many reasons, and I promise to elaborate on that soon. CBC asked me to document my time there, and I’ll be producing some web and radio stories on the trip later this fall. In the meantime, here’s a story in pictures. Stay tuned for more!

Goose Bay Airport

Air Labrador

Labrador Coast

Seglak Arrival

Seglak

Seglak Departure

Ferry

Atlantic Ocean

Poetry

Shelagh

Base camp from a distance

Arrival

Welcome

Medic Tent

Wandering Base Camp

Residences

Cafeteria

Camp

Nightfall

Bedtime

Morning

Char

Electric Fence

Simeone

Hike

Youth Hike

Helicopter Preparation

Chopper Ride

Torngat Mountains

Torngat Mountains

Mountain Landing

Mountaintop

Mountain View

Chopper Ride

Torngat Mountains

Bear Patrol

Headstone

Fjord

Northwest Arm

Feet In

Hike

Airstrip

Departure

2 Comments

  1. Matthias

    Looks like an awesome place! Looking forward to seeing/hearing more of this trip. I went into the mountains, too, a couple of weeks ago. The alps are way less remote, though.

  2. […] life, and their epic beauty always strikes a fierce buzz within me. Most recently, I was among the Torngat Mountains in northern Labrador, and this month, I’ll be in the Rockies in Banff. When I’m in such […]



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