The team of Expedition Akor arrived at Aziz' lodge, where they were very kindly welcomed. Waiting for the team was the Weber family, whose father (Richard Weber) is in charge of guiding all the expeditions planned at the lodge. Richard Weber is a high-calibre adventurer who has reached the North Pole an astonishing seven times. After starting again, the team soon reached the Four Corners Stone Monument. This monument was erected at the exact point where the Nunavut Territory, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba and Saskatchewan meet. After a few steps in each province and territory, they set out on an unnamed river marked by its steep drop-off.
The team of Expedition Akor is traversing the Kazan River this week, slowly making their way to Wollaston Lake. With warm sunshine and clear sky's, our explorers are catching up on lost time from the previous weeks.
The five last days were extremely challenging: To get across the Kunwak river, they had to pull their canoes or portage almost the entire time. It was raining, sleeting, windy, and freezing (zero at night, every night), leaving them soaking wet, yet again. However, the addition of Catherine to the expedition brings new energy, a breath of fresh air that seems to affect the journey positively.
High winds, mass amount of rain, and freezing weather has caused the team of expedition Akor to detour there route, yet again. However, hopes remain high for the explorers on reaching Black Lake and exiting Nunavut.
Tremendous wind storms plague Expedition AKOR as they try to cross a series of enormous lakes. These wind storms, in addition to the -3 degree Celsius temperature, have created a tough week for the team.
After spending two full weeks in Baker Lake, the team has finally left for a 40-45 day trip to Black Lake in northern Saskatchewan. They have recently done a lot of hauling (pulling the canoe by hand, with their feet in the water) and went up many minor rivers with low flow. They have already gone up the watershed over 80 meters in altitude. The next two days for our friends will be difficult, as they have to make two portages.