Baffin Island and the Ascent of Mount Asgard
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Award-winning photographer and adventure film maker Alastair Lee brings us a rare glimpse of one of the world's most breathtaking landscapes; Mount Asgard in the Auyittuq National Park, 'the land that never melts', located in the heart of one of the world's great wilderness areas.
Baffin Island is a sumptuous photographic record of an expedition to the imperious Mount Asgard, 'the home of the gods' in Norse mythology. Here is a unique collection of astonishing landscape images accompanied by unusual perspectives from Asgard's north face, a place where only fourteen climbers had ventured before this expedition.
The large format cameras and the sheer quantity of equipment carried into this remote mountain region by Lee and his associates harks back to the golden era of Shackleton and George Everest. In today’s digital age of ‘point and shoot’ Lee has remained refreshingly stubborn in his use of heavy and cumbersome film cameras: the results speak for themselves.
After the encounter with Asgard and its surrounding landscape Lee details the full story of the epic ascent of the mountain itself, with gripping action shots, stark photographs of gruelling suffering as the team endure freezing conditions. There are incredible displays of the northern lights and the hard-earned summit shots.
This is a book which is sure to be appreciated by Baffin aficionados and armchair adventurers alike. Official release date Jan 2012.
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