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Meet Benjamin Aarnardjuaq, a Canadian hero and a prominent figure of the Hamlet of Hall Beach in Nunavut. He is seen here wearing the parka provided by the airline (Nordair) that employs him as a cargo handler. We shared a meal at his place on that day. As his wife is cooking the burgers inside their modest house, Ben is feeding his puppy dogs, using a axe to chopp steaks off a rock solid frozen walrus that lays on the ground. A few month later, Ben had both legs amputated following a hunting accident. He jumped in the freezing sea to rescue fellow hunters than had to wait 24 hours before a helicopter was able to pick him up. Never mind, a year later he was back hunting with his dogs and his artifical legs.
I will try to post more photos of this living legend of the arctic.

(photo shot in BW and scanned)

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