Mount Asgard

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Mount Asgard
Mount Asgard 3 2001-07-25.jpg
Mount Asgard in July 2001
Highest point
Elevation2,015 m (6,611 ft) [1]
Coordinates66°40′20″N 65°16′28″W / 66.67222°N 65.27444°W / 66.67222; -65.27444Coordinates: 66°40′20″N 65°16′28″W / 66.67222°N 65.27444°W / 66.67222; -65.27444[1]
Geography
LocationNunavut, Canada
Parent rangeBaffin Mountains
Topo mapNTS 026I/11
Geology
Mountain typegranite
Climbing
First ascent1953 by J. Weber, J. Marmet, H. Röthlisberger
Easiest routetechnical rock climb (Grade IV, YDS 5.8/5.9, A1)

Mount Asgard is a mountain in Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. The mountain has a two mountain peaks. The mountain peaks are flat at the top, in a circular shape. The peaks are connected by a large piece of rock. The mountain is on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island and it is part of the Baffin Mountains mountain range. The mountain is made up of granite.[2] The mountain is named after Asgard. Asgard is the home of the gods in Norse mythology.

History[change | change source]

The northern peak of Mount Asgard was climbed for the first time in 1953. The climbers that climbed the mountain were J. Weber, J. Marmet, and H. Röthlisberger. They were Swiss scientists that were part of the Arctic Institute Baffin Island Expedition. The expedition's leader was a Canadian named P. Baird.[3]

The southern peak of the mountain was climbed for the first time in 1971. The climbers that climbed it were G. Lee, R. Wood, P. Clanky, J. Pavur, Y. Kamisawa and P. Koch. Since the peaks have been climbed for the first time, there are now more than 13 routes going up the mountain. Most of these routes are very difficult and challenging. They often use free climbing and aid climbing techniques.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Asgard". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. "Mount Asgard". Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. "Expeditions supported by the SFAR Canadian/Swiss Baffin Island Expeditions, 1950 and 1953". Zürich, Switzerland: SFAR Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. 1972. Archived from the original on 11 August 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. Salkeld, Audrey; Bonington, Chris (1998). World Mountaineering : The World's Great Mountains by the World's Great Mountaineers. Bulfinch Press. ISBN 0821225022.