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Canada : Nunavut

Somerset Island (Island), NU, Canada
Approx. altitude: 274 m (898 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 73°S 88°E

Accuracy: 9 m (29 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Our view to the north from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017 #3: Our view to the east from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017 #4: Our view to the south from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017 #5: Our view to the west from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017 #6: My GPS device showing the confluence. #7: A picture of John Dunn at the confluence. (I had to lighten the GPS screen as it was in deep shadow.) #8: Map of 73N 92W area.

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  73°N 92°W (secondary) 

#1: General appearance of the area of 73N 92W in late June.

(visited by Sandy Briggs and John Dunn)

21-Jun-2017 -- In the spring of 2017 John Dunn and I set off from Taloyoak NU to ski to the north coast of Somerset Island via the Boothia Peninsula. On Day 27, 19 June, we ferried our loads up from the snow-free slopes of Creswell Bay to the interior plateau of Somerset Island, where skiing was still possible. By this point we had reversed our days and nights so as to take advantage of traveling on the colder firmer snow of the night.

We arose at 11:40 pm on 20 June and set off at 1:00 am on the 21st. We were headed toward Batty Bay, which is associated with the explorations of Sir John Ross and his ship Victory on his 1829-33 expedition to find the Northwest Passage. After a few hours we reached the confluence 73ºN 92ºW and, as it was a clear sunny morning, we stopped to find the exact location and take some pictures. At the altitude of something over 260 m the gently undulating landscape was still mostly covered with snow, with only a few bare areas of rock showing. Such areas were largely free of vegetation, and apart from a few lemmings we saw no land-based animals on the high plateau.

On 22 June we reached Batty Bay, and after a rest day and crossing of the still-frozen river we regained the high plateau headed for Elwin Bay. On our Day 44, 6 July, we were picked up by a chartered Twin Otter from Resolute, having successfully completed our 700 km ski/sled trip from Taloyoak to Parry Channel.


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#1: General appearance of the area of 73N 92W in late June.
#2: Our view to the north from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017
#3: Our view to the east from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017
#4: Our view to the south from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017
#5: Our view to the west from 73N 92W around 4am June 21, 2017
#6: My GPS device showing the confluence.
#7: A picture of John Dunn at the confluence. (I had to lighten the GPS screen as it was in deep shadow.)
#8: Map of 73N 92W area.
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