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But what do i know,i live in an igloo, have a pet polar bear, and say EH! alot.


I think it's funnier when I see yanks getting off the plane at Dorval airport carrying skis in June / July thinking that we're covered in snow here.
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Radian Man
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I think it's funnier when I see yanks getting off the plane at Dorval airport carrying skis in June / July thinking that we're covered in snow here.



DOH!!!

Well that is how Tourism Canada Promotes it. Snow all year round...you can always tell who works there, they are they guys sitting there laughing when they see parkas and toques coming through the arrivals door in the summer months. I wanna work there too.
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squishy
There are places in Canada with snow year round...lots of them..
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There are places in Canada with snow year round...lots of them..



Ya places like Baffin Island above the artic circle maybe. But not in populated areas and most especially not in any cities.

Now, if you want to go up to places like Baffin Island, Iqaluit, Kaministiquia, etc to go skiing, then you'd better be extremely fast because the polar bears will definately have you for a meal.

So when you see americans getting off a plane in parkas in June at 95+ degree weather with skis it's a riot.
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Ya places like Baffin Island above the artic circle maybe. But not in populated areas and most especially not in any cities.

Now, if you want to go up to places like Baffin Island, Iqaluit, Kaministiquia, etc to go skiing, then you'd better be extremely fast because the polar bears will definately have you for a meal.

So when you see americans getting off a plane in parkas in June at 95+ degree weather with skis it's a riot.


You forget I am a mountaineer, I have friends who go up there and spend months climbing rock faces, skiing, and base jumping in such conditions...thing is, when it's 95 where you are, it's the in season where they might be going. can it be? That just maybe...It's those silly Mericans that are the ones laughing, as they borrow a sled and head out over the frozen ocean for a week just to get to base camp...they make polar bears look like kitty cats, and trust me they have a 45.70 along, you know the caliber we decimated the buffalo with?...but what do I know, you're a Canadian...next you will tell me how much better Canadian beer is without an once of knowledge about American micro brews...

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You forget I am a mountaineer, I have friends who go up there and spend months climbing rock faces, skiing, and base jumping in such conditions...thing is, when it's 95 where you are, it's the in season where they might be going. can it be? That just maybe...It's those silly Mericans that are the ones laughing, as they borrow a sled and head out over the frozen ocean for a week just to get to base camp...they make polar bears look like kitty cats, and trust me they have a 45.70 along, you know the caliber we decimated the buffalo with?...but what do I know, you're a Canadian...next you will tell me how much better Canadian beer is without an once of knowledge about American micro brews...



wow, did we start something here?

Dude, if you wanna play on our mountains, in the snow, freezing your nuts off, have at it. Nothing wrong with that, if thats what your into, cool. However, being a canuck, and having to experience the cold where i do, i don't need to be in the baffin islands to know what cold is.

I'm sure trudging along in the frigid north, inches from frost bite, death, polar bear attack, etc, is a awesome experience. Just one i choose to sit by my fireplace, being all toasty warm, having a warm cup of Java, waiting for you to come back, to tell me all about it. .
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I'm sure trudging along in the frigid north, inches from frost bite, death, polar bear attack, etc, is a awesome experience. Just one i choose to sit by my fireplace, being all toasty warm, having a warm cup of Java, waiting for you to come back, to tell me all about it. .


I've heard it all before, people are unable to relate to it, I understand, you think roughing it is camping out of your car next to a loud family...but look at it like this...you can describe sitting by the fireplace with some Java in words....the experiences I have had in the outdoors cannot be described in words, so there is no point in really trying to...and I haven't been up to Bafflin, but I really really want too, maybe I will bring some skis to carry through the airport, I just know the place is legendary...it actually contains the largest overhanging wall in the world, 4,000 feel of overhanging granite rock...truly one of the best places on earth for those who get to see it in person...to them, it is a playground...

Here's chris mac getting some at Baffin Island:
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You forget I am a mountaineer, I have friends who go up there and spend months climbing rock faces, skiing, and base jumping in such conditions...thing is, when it's 95 where you are, it's the in season where they might be going. can it be? That just maybe...It's those silly Mericans that are the ones laughing, as they borrow a sled and head out over the frozen ocean for a week just to get to base camp...they make polar bears look like kitty cats, and trust me they have a 45.70 along, you know the caliber we decimated the buffalo with?...but what do I know, you're a Canadian...next you will tell me how much better Canadian beer is without an once of knowledge about American micro brews...



I did say places like baffin Island and parts FAR north like the Arctic Ocean did I not? Dorval is about 60 minutes drive from NY State. Where you're talking about, is another flight north and then to a bush plane and then other means to get where you're going. OH and that 45.70? Won't go through customs which means that those "Kitty Cat" Polar bears have a lot more bite.

Canadian beer is better and before our friends from Germany pipe in on that one, I'm scottish by Ancestry so Guiness is my fare...
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I've heard it all before, people are unable to relate to it, I understand, you think roughing it is camping out of your car next to a loud family...but look at it like this...you can describe sitting by the fireplace with some Java in words....the experiences I have had in the outdoors cannot be described in words, so there is no point in really trying to...and I haven't been up to Bafflin, but I really really want too, maybe I will bring some skis to carry through the airport, I just know the place is legendary...it actually contains the largest overhanging wall in the world, 4,000 feel of overhanging granite rock...truly one of the best places on earth for those who get to see it in person...to them, it is a playground...

Here's chris mac getting some at Baffin Island:


They're jumping in the WINTER time.

Try this link, this is what Baffin Island looks like in the SUMMER months.
This is Baffin Island and the Akshayuk Pass in Auyuittuq National Park.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://lewyckyj.com/Nestor%2520Rostyslaw%2520Lewyckyj/Images/Baffin%2520Island%25202007/Large/Baffin%2520Island%2520Auyuittuq%25202007%2520138.jpg&imgrefurl=http://lewyckyj.com/Nestor%2520Rostyslaw%2520Lewyckyj/Baffin%2520Island%25202007.htm&usg=__fkyRkwXAhji_LHaAg8ydAfx8c0c=&h=685&w=1024&sz=103&hl=en&start=26&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=IKXlxgYQowxhfM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbaffin%2Bisland%2Bsummer%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1

Oh and for the record, "Roughing it" means canoeing all day until you hit a place where there's no-one around for 100 miles at least, flipping the canoe over on the shore and sleeping under it for the night.
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