American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Arctic, Northernmost Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Northernmost Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. I left Broughton Island in the company of three Eskimos on July 8. Travel by sled on the ice of Davis Strait was slow because of poor ice conditions. After four days, I was left alone near the entrance of a small fiord just south of Kekertaluk Island. I spent the rest of the summer alone, traveling by foot and inflatable kayak. August weather was fouler than usual, putting an end to ideas of serious climbing. I was picked up by an Eskimo in an open boat at the entrance to Okoa Bay on August 24 and returned to Broughton. I visited five summits, all first ascents I believe. They were P 2400 (68°07'N, 66°45'W) on July 17 via southwest slope; P 4000 (68°03'N, 67°00'W) on July 21 via west slope to a long crest; P 4000 (68°12'N, 66°55'W) on August 3 via south slopes from fiord head; P 2000 (68°12'N, 66°40'W) via south slopes; and P 3800 (68°03'N, 66°45'W) on August 9 via north slopes from fiord and then up glacier.

David P. Macadam, Alpine Club of Canada

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