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Second Annual Qimualaniq Quest, Baffin Island

by admin ~ April 7th, 2008

Three women finish in top spots on the second annual Qimualaniq Quest on Baffin Island: Lynn Peplinski (1st), Siu-Ling Han (2nd), Sarah McNair-Landry (3rd). The round trip of 320 km follows the Soper River, and passes over hilly and rocky terrain from Iqualiut to Kimmirut and back. Blizzards and white-out conditions set a slow pace for the race. The first place finisher, Lynn Peplinski, completed the Quest in 43 hours 49 minutes. Two other participants joined the race from Global Warming 101 (Video), a 2,250-km dogsled expedition on Ellesmere Island that starts March 28. You can read more about this year’s Qimualaniq Quest from the Nunatsiaq News, or listen to a weekly podcast from the CBC, “The North This Week.” Originally founded to revive Inuit sled dog traditions in South Baffin Island, the annual race is organized by the L’Association des Francophones du Nunavut.

CBC Podcast (first story):

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