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IAT Greenlanders Hike IAT Newfoundland
02-11-2016

From October 12 to 15, a small group of Greenland youth from the Ummannaq Peninsula and their Danish leader René Kristensen were in Western Newfoundland to hike sections of the IATNL.  They were joined by French film maker Marc Buriot and arrived from St. John`s where they attended an Inuit Studies Conference and screened local Greenland films, including INUK.

Day One at the Humber Valley Trailhead

 

Day One of the visit began when the group met IATNL executive members Paul Wylezol, Arne Helgeland and Kevin Noseworthy at the base of the Humber Valley Trail for a day hike to the 880ft (268m) Man In The Mountain Lookoff.

At Man In The Mountain Lookoff

 

The autumn hike through colourful foliage was anything but ordinary for the Inuit kids

 

whose home landscape - like northern Labrador - contains no trees.

 

Day Two was the start of a two day adventure to Gros Morne National Park, including an overnight stop at Paul's B&B near Arches Provincial Park.

Arches
At Arches Provincial Park (click to enlarge)

 

The day ended with a moose dinner provided by Kevin and cooked by Paul and Arne.

 

 

For more on the story, go to www.iat-sia.org.