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.
|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|
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There are 2 trip reports for Mount Asgard.
- Log #211 - by Kempton Jones on Oct 21, 2000A 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, 1999summited 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...