Ian Wright travels as far north as he’s ever likely to get - to Arctic Canada, the Land Of The Midnight Sun. He begins his trip in Montreal, the heart of the Quebec and the world’s largest French speaking city after Paris. Ian is warned about the wintry weather in Yellowknife, nevertheless he’s intent on journeying to the Northwest Territories, known as the Great White North. Even further north is Baffin Island in the province of Nunavit. It’s the only province in history that has been peacefully handed over to its native people.
It’s a four day dog-sled trek from Iqaluit to Kimmirut across a plateau called Meta Incognita, the dreaded unknown. Luckily for Ian he’s accompanied by Denise Martin, the first Canadian woman to reach the North Pole on foot. On the last leg of Ian’s journey he has to accompany the dogs on a flight back to Iqualit. Crazy though it may seem, Ian is invigorated by the harsh climate of Arctic Canada, enthralled by the vast open spaces and freshness in the air. Nevertheless he’s glad of the shelter of a nice warm igloo at the end of the day.