Polar Star Couloir, Mt. Beluga, Baffin Island

Joffre’s Central Couloir is 1,315 feet, but the full line down to the valley is a jaw dropping 4,430 feet //  [o]   @bjarnesalen

Joffre’s Central Couloir is 1,315 feet, but the full line down to the valley is a jaw dropping 4,430 feet // [o] @bjarnesalen

 

Elevation 4091” 1247m

Aspect: North

Vertical: 3640’

Coordinates: 70°34’28”N 71°28’28”W

First descent: Mclean, Barlage 2002

“The Polar Star is one of many incredible couloirs that split some of the world’s largest rock walls in the Sam Ford Fjord Zone. The setting is incredibly beautiful but cold, windy and unforgiving. Skiers traveling to the Arctic environs of Baffin should be prepared for serious weather and serious adventure.” (FCSDofNA)

We are bound by our friendships and the adventures we pursue.
— Anon
North of Pemberton, BC lies a big, daunting and dangerous peak called Joffre. In a project filled with many intimidating lines, Joffre presents the first fear inducing challenge of the season. Low snow and sketchy steeps are met with a nearly tragic ending that teaches us all that bad things can happen in the mountains.