Ocean to Asgard – Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook

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Last summer Bronwyn Hodgins, Jacob Cook, Thor Stewart and Zack Goldberg-Poch set out on a six week multi-sport expedition to Baffin Island in northern Canada. The team were extremely successful, putting up big first ascents on some of the world’s most iconic wilderness big walls.

Starting in the remote fly-in community of Pangnirtung, the four friends travelled by packraft up the ocean fjord and then continued by foot into the mountains. After climbing Mount Asgard (three times!) they got back in the rafts and paddled the raging, glacier-fed Weasel river to descend the valley. On their way downriver the team made an important stop, as a party of four they climbed the south ridge of Mount Thor, for Thor to stand on top of his namesake mountain!

During their 40 day human-powered adventure, through shared experience and hardship, the team formed friendships more meaningful than any summit. The film provides a window into what it felt like to be out there in a small team moving through a giant, remote landscape and the personal, human experiences of big wall expedition climbing.


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