between the Nakvak and the Korok: an expedition to the Torngat mountains. Hiking through the Valley of the cirques, climbing Mont d'Iberville, fishing in the Nakvak Valley, Canada, Torngat Mountains, northern Québec, trek, Nakvak, Korok, icefield, caribou trail, summit, travelogue, trip, travel, hike


Climbing and descending


Wednesday, November 19
A moment between Kalopani and Tatopani

We were trekking through the world's deepest gorge, as measured from the peaks of the forested mountains on either side down to the river in between. And we did have to cross the river in places, on bridges. One we barely made it across before a herd of sheep arrived to cross.

We took a break and sat with our backs to the mountain we were on, looking across the river at the mountain opposite. There were eagles soaring on thermals, beautiful birds with beige feathers on the tops of their wings and black on the bottom. We watched them for a long time, soaring effortlessly. Such a contrast to our difficult day of climbing and descending.

And of course, we passed through little settlements and there were interesting sights and faces. A woman nursing her child and brushing its hair at the same time. Beside a house, a little still about the size of a beer keg, where they were making millet liquor. People pounding millet with a stick to dislodge the grains.

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