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North America, Canada, Quebec, Torngat Mountains, Mt. d'Iberville/Mt. Caubvick, Ascent

Mt. d’Iberville/Mt. Caubvick, Ascent. On August 14, Tom Bennett, Hope Bennett, Tony Daffern and I made an ascent of the Koroc Ridge (south ridge) of Mt. d’Iberville from a small unnamed lake at the foot of the ridge. This is possibly a new route, as the mountain is usually climbed from the north. Mt. d’Iberville is the highest point in Quebec, with the summit of Mt. Caubvick, the highest point in Newfoundland, only a few meters north. The Koroc Ridge, although somewhat precarious, required only one roped pitch and one rappel down the north face of a pinnacle in a notch of the ridge. With this climb, it is believed that Jack Bennett became the first person to climb the Highpoints of Canada (the highest point of each Canadian Province and Territory). The entire project took five years and 115 days to complete. As of April 1, 1999, the Highpoints of Canada will again be unclimbed, when Canada christens the new Inuit Territory of Nunavut. Its high point is Barbeau Peak on the icecap of Ellesmere Island—at 2216 meters, the highest point in eastern North America.

Jack Bennett