Devon Ice Cap

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Devon Ice Cap
Devon Ice Cap is located in Canada
Devon Ice Cap
Devon Ice Cap
Location in Canada (on Devon Island)
Elevation 1,920 m (6,299 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,920 m (6,299 ft)[1]
Listing List of Ultras of Canada
Location
Location Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada
Coordinates 75°20′52″N 82°10′26″W / 75.34778°N 82.17389°W / 75.34778; -82.17389Coordinates: 75°20′52″N 82°10′26″W / 75.34778°N 82.17389°W / 75.34778; -82.17389[1]
Climbing
First ascent Alfred Herbert Joy and party, 1926

The Devon Ice Cap is an ice cap on eastern Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada, covering an area of over 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi). The highest point on Devon Island is found at the summit of the ice cap, with an elevation of 1,920 m (6,299 ft). The ice cap has a maximum thickness of 880 m (2,887 ft),[2] and has been steadily shrinking since 1985.[3]

The first ascent of the Devon Ice Cap was by Alfred Herbert Joy and his Inuit companions in 1926.[2]

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