Ungava Episode 3: Building an Igloo


Finally, at Pingualuit Crater, I was caught off guard when other people arrived by snowmobile. They’d come to fish for Lake Trout and landlocked Arctic Char, and also to explore the crater. I’d met a couple of them in town and hung out with them at the crater for a while until the consistently nasty weather broke. We checked out Pingualuit Crater which is a globally significant site and the second-most impressive meteor impact sight in the world. We also built an iglu, well, I mostly watched as they built one. It was freezing cold and I actually got frostbite on my thumb shooting that iglu scene and taking the thumbnail pic. I could barely sleep that night because of the throbbing pain. I traded a lantern for a good pair of sealskin mitts with one of them before I headed on my way and soon began descending the frozen Povungnatuk River, pushing hard to the Hudson Bay coast but the weather was not on my side.


Special thanks to Lara Johnston, Humber College

Episode 3: Aman Agarwal, Yevheniia Sirenko, Luba Kukharenko Motion

Graphics: Gabriel Pontes

Assistant Editors: Felipe Chaparro, Shayne McGreal, Aman Agarwal

Post Coordinator: Kiani Shimada Series

Post producer: Geoff Rayes

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.