Baffin Island Expedition - Part 2
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins Jacob Cook Expedition

Baffin Island Expedition - Part 2

We charge downstream in our little red packraft. The water is churning, pumping! I’m in the stern; Jacob kneels in my bow. It’s tough to see the line as we race along, dodging rocks and waves. Focus.
  Baffin Island Expedition - Part 1
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins Jacob Cook Expedition

Baffin Island Expedition - Part 1

This summer Jacob, Thor, Zack and myself spent six weeks on Baffin Island, in the far northeast corner of Canada and about 200 miles across the Bay from Greenland. While out there we managed to climb some big mountain faces - some new lines and some old - and accessed these mountains by paddling the ocean fjord and glacier-fed river in packrafts. How do I sum up six weeks of adventure in an article? I’ve put together a series of moments to share:
Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins

Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider

On November 8th 2018, I stood on the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite, California, after free climbing the route Freerider over 5 days. With Jacob supporting me, I led the crux pitches and weighted the rope only three times over the 3000ft of climbing, lowering down and sending each pitch after. It almost felt easy! But really it wasn’t easy. It was a battle, a 4-year epic battle…