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North America, Canada, Canadian Arctic, Sigurd and Other Peaks, Pangnirtung Pass Region, Baffin Island

Sigurd and Other Peaks, Pangnirtung Pass Region. Baffin Island. Our five-man expedition had very good weather. On August 15 Sylvain Grand Maison, Patrice Lanciault, Marc L’Heureux and Raymond Sénécal ascended to the east ridge of Adluk via a 45° to 50° snow slope but did not go to the summit. On the 16th I soloed Nanna Peak, the peak south of Breidablik, via the west face. After reaching the Weeping Glacier, it was snow-and-ice climbing. The first two-thirds was on 40° to 45° snow while the final section was 60° to 65° ice. Sénécal and I climbed Mount Sigurd on the 18th via a southwest ridge which led directly to the summit. The climb was on good rock and required only a few 5th-class pitches, the most difficult being 5.6.

Gilbert Grenier, Québec, Canada