TRIP INFO

This remote corner of Labrador will surprise you! Home to over 100 remnant glaciers and the highest peaks in mainland Eastern Canada, the Torngats prove that high elevation topography isn’t only reserved for the West and North. 

Join us in one of the wildest and least photographed parts of Canada for an adventure-filled workshop shooting iceberg-choked fjords, glacier-carved tundra valleys, turquoise lakes, polar bears (with the safety of a polar bear guard), and aurora borealis.

The Torngat Mountain base camp only sees a tiny number of visitors each year, and this remote region has been rarely photographed. Instructors Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha are excited to host 14 adventurous photographers next summer.


THE TORNGATS AT A GLANCE

fjords   ⋅   untouched wilderness   ⋅   polar bears  ⋅   rare photo opportunities  ⋅   highest peaks east of the Rockies   ⋅    rugged  ⋅   icebergs

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 YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS

1932631_10155078078265007_5196325123972598844_o1DAVE BROSHA //
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have travelled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.

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PAUL ZIZKA //
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.


ITINERARY

Subject to change and all plans are extremely weather-dependent. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.

Day 1:
→  Arrival at base camp from Goose Bay, orientation, afternoon hike to the waterfall and lakes close to camp, astrophotography if weather allows.

Day 2:
→  Early departure for North Arm, day spent shooting around North Arm, move over to SW arm for the night, shoot sunset and night at SW arm.

Day 3:
→  Shoot sunrise at SW arm then return to base camp with detours to look for bears, optional short hike near base camp (Crocodile’s Head or Torr Bay).

Day 4:
→  Sunrise from Moor Lakes SW of camp, afternoon break/preparation for night out. Departure after dinner for iceberg tour on the way to Hebron. Night at Hebron tents.

Day 5:
→  Sunrise at Hebron, back to camp. Second round of aerials. Sunset hike to inukshuk.

Day 6:
→  Weather day (either at camp or in Goose Bay). If we do get the weather there is a myriad of amazing other locations to check out!

Day 7:
→  Weather day (either at camp or in Goose Bay). If we do get the weather there is a myriad of amazing other locations to check out!

Day 8:
→  Return to Goose Bay.

NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.

Photo by Paul Zizka Photography.
Photo by Paul Zizka Photography.

INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • Daily instruction and mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha.
  • All accommodation and meals at base camp, as well as bear guards and boat transport to photo locations.
  • Transportation between your hotel and the airport in Goose Bay (both prior to and after the trip).
  • Transportation from Goose Bay to the Torngat Mountains Base Camp

What’s Not Included:

  • Transportation between your home and to Goose Bay, Labrador (Goose Bay is the point of departure for the workshop)
  • Accommodation in Goose Bay, Labrador.
  • Travel Insurance

Accommodations:

Important note:  this is not a “luxury” tour.   While we feel you will find it very comfortable, please note that accommodations will be shared (two participants per tent). Note, however, that the “tents” are sturdy walled tents with two individual beds per tent, furniture, electricity, heater, and bedding. People do not need to bring sleeping bags. However, those who wish to spend the night at Hebron and Southwest Arm (both highly recommended) will need to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Sleeping with be in wall tents at those locations.

All accommodations during the duration of the workshop dates are included.

Participants:

  • 6 minimum and 14 maximum
  • We require a minimum of 6 participants in order to run this workshop. If the minimum number is not reached by September 30th, 2016, the workshop will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded to participants. Refer to our cancellation policy for more details.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.

IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
Physical Rating (Easy/Moderate). // Photography Level (1-3): This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.

INSURANCE
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions. Please note that weather delays in this remote area are very likely. They are beyond the control of OFFBEAT and any additional cost due to weather will be incurred to the participants.