SOUNDS OF THE ARCTIC
Welcome to the Arctic Transect 2004 Sounds of the Arctic database. Click on the sound titles below to listen to each audio file. The Sounds of the Arctic database will be updated weekly, so check back often!! Enjoy.
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Daily Expedition Sound Files (December 22, 2003—June 2004)
Read text transcriptions of Daily Sound Files. Also, please reference these transcriptions as an index to the daily sound files if you are searching for an old clip.
A few audio files are cut short by static that corrupted the files during the satellite transmission process.
Week 17: Polar Bear
Paul's Knee - Listen to to Paul explain about his twisted knee.
Polynya - Listen to Will explain about the polynya.
Week 16: Arctic Spring! (April 26, 2004)
Paul on Kugaaruk - Listen to to Paul's impressions of Kugaaruk.
Building Igloos - Listen to Hugh tell all about his igloo building experience.
Chuck - Listen to Hugh tell us about one of this week's Polar Husky Supertars, Chuck.
Week 15: Lifted Spirits in Kugaaruk! (April 19, 2004)
Arrival in Pelly Bay - Listen to Aaron tell us about the team's arrival in Pelly Bay.
Aaron and Uwe - Listen as Aaron talks to Uwe about the documentary movie and a few other "Arctic" questions.
Week 14: What's in the Air Around the Arctic Circle? (April 12, 2004)
Aaron's Medallion - Listen to Aaron tell us about the medallion he carries given to him by his parents.
Storm Day - Listen as Eric explains our first storm day of the week.
The Blizzard - Listen to the events of the blizzard at Hugh and Will's tent.
Search for the Cache - Listen as Paul explains the search for the cache.
Week 13: The Wonders of Water! (April 9, 2004)
Ice Screws - Listen to Aaron explain about ice screws.
Snow Samples - Listen to Paul explain why the collection of snow samples is so important.
Week 12: In Search of the River! (March 29, 2004)
Canyon Description - Listen as Will explains how the power of glacier ice and water formed the canyon.
Traveling through the Canyon - Listen to Eric's description of traveling through the canyon.
Caribou Encounter - Listen to Paul's encounter with a caribou basically in his team!
Polar Husky Superstars - Listen to Hugh describe this week's Superstars.
Crushing Snow - Listen to the sound of snow crushing beneath our boots.
Aaron on Wolves - Listen to Aaron's impression of the wolves.
Week 11: The Legendary Fire of 2004! (March 22, 2004)
Dog Talk - Listen to Paul, Eric, and Mille as they "talk with" the dogs and yell commands.
The Legendary Fire - Listen to Aaron tell about the fire.
Mystery Sound #1 - Listen to this week's mystery sounds and see if you can figure out what they are. Hint: both "items" were involved in the fire!
Mystery Sound #2 - Listen to this week's mystery sounds and see if you can figure out what they are. Hint: both "items" were involved in the fire!
Howling at Wolves - Listen to the dogs howling in response to the wolves.
Week 10: A Living Legend (March 15, 2004)
Square Dance Adventure - Listen to Martha's adventure on her way to a square dance.
Wild Dogsled Tale - Listen to one of Martha's wild dogsled trips.
Week 9: Celebrating Baker Lake (March 8, 2004)
Team Introduction - Listen as the team is introduced at the feast in Baker Lake.
Week 8: Nunavut Rocks! (March 1, 2004)
Snow Snakes - Listen as Aaron describes these mythical Arctic creatures that has been causing the team so many problems :)
Fox Encounter - Listen as Paul describes his exciting fox encounter.
Week 7: Arriving and Surviving Nunavut (February 23, 2004)
Snow samples - While traveling across the barren we are taking snow samples for Environment Canada which they will use for weather prediction and the study of climate change.
Week 6: Nature Rules (February 16, 2004)
Mission Accomplished! - Paul announces a successful mission accomplished to Aaron on the two-way radio!
Dangerous stoves - Aaron's scary account of why they stoves are so dangerous to have in the tent!
Wind on Tent - Listen to the powerful wind beat the side of the tent late at night.
Week 5: Happy Re-supplly Lake (February 9, 2004)
Dogs are psyched! - Listen to the dogs as they get psyched to take off after lunch break!
Sled Travel - as the sled travels. Can you hear when we are traveling on ice and when we are traveling on snow?
Week 4: The Barrens (February 2, 2004)
Husky Teams - Mille explains the recent lineup of which Huskies are on each team.
Final Portage - Listen to the excitement of the Polar Huskies and the struggles of the explorers as they make a portage.
Week 1: Lutsel 'Ke (January 13, 2004)
Interview from Lutsel K'e - Discover some interesting information from a local educator in Lutsel K'e.
Week 0: Preparation (October 13—December 15, 2003)
Polar Husky Howl - The Polar Huskies say hi!
Nunavut Music - Man in the Moon
Trek to the Top