Mount Asgard

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Mount Asgard, though not the highest peak on Baffin Island, is the most famous. It is an unusual mountain with twin peaks, both flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle. The east peak is a 4,000 foot vertical rock climb, and is the most difficult climb on Baffin Island. Mount Asgard is located on the Cumberland Peninsula, the area with most of Baffin Island's finest peaks. Most of the area is included within Auyuittuq National Park, and is accessible from Pangnirtung, a small coastal Eskimo settlement that is increasingly catering to tourists.

Elevation (feet): 6,598
Elevation (meters): 2,011
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Baffin Island
Province: Nunavut
Latitude: 66.671135
Longitude: -65.2666
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1953
First successful climber(s): Hans Weber, J. Marmet-Rothlisberger, F. Schwarzenbach
Nearest major airport: Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, (flights from Montreal, Quebec)
Convenient Center: Pangnirtung, Baffin Island

Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Asgard.

  • Log #211 - by Kempton Jones on Oct 21, 20003.00 stars
    A frequent visitor in the 1970's to Pangnirtung, I also overflew the Penny Ice Cap 20 years earlier, before this magnificent National Park area was established. Your website provides me now with a...
  • Log #214 - by mike hope on Aug 31, 19993.00 stars
    summited via south-east route (original route) . 17hrs from high camp on karibou glacier, summit, and back to camp. 2 man expedition carrying all gear from Overlord, double ferrying loads to summit...