Into Twin Galaxies

Somewhere near Baffin Bay, in the frozen expanse of western Greenland’s ice sheets, are two connected rivers. It’s a never-before-explored area that polar adventurers Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer and Ben Stookesberry have dubbed “Twin Galaxies.” The trio are true explorers, hauling sleds of gear and kayaks across 600 miles of glaciers and crevasses to be the first to run an Arctic river that they’ve only glimpsed on Google Earth. The 46-day expedition combines kiteboarding, skiing, camping and kayaking and is fraught with injuries, disappointments and frigid weather. But their efforts are rewarded with stunning canyons of blue ice and the chance to paddle first descents of churning waterfalls that spit them out into the Arctic Ocean.

While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.

Event Details:

  • When: Friday, April 27th
  • Time: 8:07 pm (projected sunset on April 27th)
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
  • NOTE: Tonight’s Film Series is a double feature, where Into Twin Galaxies and One Year on a Bike will be shown back to back.

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