On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Photographer James Balog traveled the world putting this film together. Try to watch in theaters or on video…quite an amazing film.
The annual Hudson Bay Quest will depart Churchill for Gillam on March 13, 2014. 17 mushers will compete for the title in this years race including five from Churchill,MB. Dave Daley, race organizer and Churchill native will draw first for his bib number and start position. This year’s race can be followed on trackleaders.com. If you have the urge to venture north and watch the race -start in person, Natural Habitat Adventures offers guided Northern lights tours at this time. An unforgettable experience.
Below is the up-to-date list of mushers ready to vie for the 2014 championship.
Churchill dogs running for the love of it. Photo Brad Josephs.
1. David Daley, Wapusk Adventures, Churchill, MB
2. Justin Allen, Wapusk Adventures, Churchill, MB
3. Dan DiMuzio, Sled Dog Energy, Churchill, MB
4. Jacob Heigers, isiBindi/Riverice, Whitehorse, YT
Check out this documentary on polar bears and walruses in the frozen north. Pretty amazing footage. Happy new year to all! Looking forward to another year of amazing stories, photographs and video from the Arctic and Churchill, Manitoba.