Big mountain skiers Brette Harrington and Christina Lusti have made the first descent of Polar Moon Couloir at Kangiqtualuk Agguqti (formerly Walker Arm) on Baffin Island.
The 45-degree line is a whopping 1,200 metres long and includes one section that requires rappelling past a steep glacier. Like all objectives on the remote island, this comes with big hazards and is a committing couloir to drop into.
Baffin is the world’s fifth largest island and is home to over 10,000 people. For climbers, it’s famous for peaks such as Thor and Asgard. Baffin is home to countless world-class climbing and skiing adventures. Other famous ski lines include The Inquisition, Model T, AC Cobra, Postage Stamp Couloir, Escort and the well-known Polar Sun Couloir, which was first skied by Ross Hewitt, Marcus Waring and Tom Grant in 2014.
Harrington and Lusti have skied several big lines together in western Canada, including the first descent of Gold Card Couloir M4+ WI4 C0 60° 800m with Andrew McNab in B.C.’s interior. Harrington and Lusti were visiting Baffin Island with a team from The North Face.