American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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North America, Canada, Canadian Arctic, Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island

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  • Publication Year: 1961

Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island. During the month of July Dr. Philip Gribbon and I conducted 'a rather unusual two-man expedition to the Canadian Arctic. We were flown to Cape Dyer, a DEW-line base on the Cumberland Peninsula of eastern Baffin Island. We packed 88 pounds over very bad terrain for about 20 miles into unexplored country and climbed six peaks and saw and named as many glaciers. The peaks were very spectacular and rose to 5000 feet. The whole region was magnificent and we had 24 hours of daylight during our three weeks there and excellent weather except for one day of high winds and another of fog.

Brian V. Rothery, Alpine Club of Canada

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