Auyuittuq, Inuktitut for “Land that Never Melts”, has a dynamic landscape with craggy mountains, sheer granite cliffs, the Weasel and Owl River Valleys define the Akshayuk Pass experience that winds past multiple glaciers spilling out from the massive Penny Ice Cap. Dramatic melt water streams and rivers thunder toward the fiords as intrepid travelers make their way through the pass.

Most visitors here expect silence and solitude during their Arctic trek. In Auyuittuq, you will be struck by a clash of expectations. Rock and glaciers along the pass channel the whoosh of the wind. Water gushing against stones, rock on rock clatter, gravel and scree crunching add to the percussion. The occasional caw of a circling raven or the yip of a fox are the sounds of surprise.

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