Safety Tips

YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
• Be bear aware
• Bring a Spot device if you can
• Bring a GPS or another localization device
• Tell a friend where you are going and when you plan to be back
• Don’t overdress, but bring extra layers and a back pack
• Always bring food and water
• Know the symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia
• Pay attention to the snowmobiles on the land, especially when you follow a trail and can’t see around a corner or the other side of a ridge
• Do not enter a cabin without the permission of the owner or only if you feel your life might be in danger

LEARN YOUR MARKERS TO GET BACK HOME
• A natural line formed by Sylvia Grinnell River and Frobisher Bay runs NW to SE. Iqaluit lies at the junction of the two.
• Most of the hill ridges and valleys NE of Iqaluit run NW to SE. If you go across them, up and down, in a SW direction, you will eventually reach Sylvia Grinnell River or Iqaluit.
• The sun is travelling on a SE to NW route, but it is also always closer to the horizon on the SW. If you loose the North, look at the sun.
• After sunset, artificial lights create a hollow visible from afar. It can help you find Iqaluit.
• Planes depart and land in Iqaluit and they are visible and audible from afar. Observe their ascending and descending pattern to find Iqaluit.
• Look for the radar stations, they are close to Iqaluit.

About Us:

The mission of the Aniirajak Ski and Adventure Club is to advance cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities by, among other things, make equipment available, organizing events, facilitating participation in races, developing infrastructure, organizing lessons, offering clinics and creating maps.

Contact Us

Aniirajakclub@gmail.com
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Weather Forecast
Chance of Snow
Sunday 11/18 30%
Chance of Snow
Snow showers early. Low -16C.