Baffin Island: A Skiers Journey

Posted by Navis

I don’t care much for vacations. I find them dull, boring and usually unfulfilling. I’ll vacation when I’m dead. I much prefer adventures. Jordan Manley makes me incredibly jealous and inspired all at once with this adventure. The story telling. The visuals. The hardships endured to create something beautiful are bound together perfectly. Every shot is breath taking. It makes me want to pack up my bags today and head north.

It’s videos like these that keep my spirits alive. They keep my dreams burning. What Jordan Manley has done here with a talented group of athletes is unlike anything that I’ve seen or felt from a sports video. It’s not the standard issue helicopter pan shots of Valdez or Chamonix. This is hours upon hours of hiking in extreme conditions. Putting their lives at risk to create a beautiful story in a place most of us have never heard of. Talk about passion.

Hopefully this video will inspire a few of you to take an adventure somewhere crazy this summer.

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Michael says:

June 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Maybe you find vacations so boring because you’re not taking you mind for a trip. Think about this, if you were to research the history and or geography before throwing down cash on airfare it might be a little more fulfilling. Also, vacations are the best place to break habits and pick up new ones:


Sean says:

June 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Really fascinating video. Thanks for sharing.

A vacation is a break from the usual. An adventure is exciting and unusual. Have an adventure while on vacation.


NAVIS says:

June 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Sean gets me.

I like all forms of traveling. Sitting in a hammock in the Caribbean would be amazing but I want that island to be one of the more remote, harder to access islands that not many people visit. I live in perma-vacation land so when I get the opportunity to do something – I want it to be new and epic. A sense of accomplishment if you will.

Owen – I have not! I’ll check it out.


Owen says:

June 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

@Navis the trailer is very ‘Fuck yeah!’ but I can promise you it’s a stellar movie from a visual and adventure perspective…

Like ‘Baffin Island: A Skier Journey’, it takes more of an environmental / experiential approach, focusing less on the actual sport of skiing.

I believe it took two years or longer to make… It’s very well done.