Pig Tails – An Arctic Watch
Dan recently had the opportunity to return to the Arctic circle in Nunavut on the Northwest Passage, to stay with a family we have known and worked with for a number of years, the Webers, a family driven by a passion for the north, for the stark landscape and conservation efforts of a seldom understood part of the globe.
“What I think appeals to us here at Trufflepig about working with Weber Arctic is their approach to planning adventures. You can easily book a week at Arctic Watch and have a properly fantastic and possibly life altering experience, but you soon realize once you get there that there is a whole other level of passion for adventure and exploration that you don’t get from just looking at their website. Seeing is believing, as the saying goes – and we are true believers. It’s helpful to think of the Webers as the master keys to the Canadian Arctic. There is a complexity to their masterful juggle of logistics and organization, that is belied by their wide smiles and wind burned cheeks, and indeed by the boundless enthusiasm of the entire guiding team at Arctic Watch. Small matter how complex your adventurous ambitions may be – visiting the mummified dawn redwood forests of Axel Heiberg, communing with walrus on Devon Island, tracking polar bears, fishing massive Arctic Char runs, standing on the Northern most tip of Canada, or getting lost in the wilderness for a few days on Ellesmere Island – if it can be done, the Webers can find the way.”
Here is an hour of conversation with Dan about the trip – a debrief if you will – and it’s enough to make you want to sprout wings and fly north to the Arctic.