Barbeau Peak as seen from its eastern side
|Elevation||2,616 m (8,583 ft) |
|Prominence||2,616 m (8,583 ft) |
|Location||Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada|
|Parent range||British Empire Range|
|Topo map||NTS 340D/15|
|First ascent||June 5, 1967|
|Easiest route||basic snow climb|
Barbeau Peak is a mountain in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. Located on Ellesmere Island within Quttinirpaaq National Park, it is the highest mountain in Nunavut and the Canadian Arctic. The mountain was named in 1969 after Dr. Marius Barbeau (1883-1969), a Canadian anthropologist whose research into First Nations and Inuit cultures gained him international acclaim.
Barbeau Peak is characterized by deep and long crevasses, razor thin ridges and highly variable and volatile weather.
Barbeau Peak was first climbed on 7 June 1967 by British geologist/glaciologist Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith as part of a joint Defence Research Board/Royal Air Force field party. The party both named the peak and determined its height.
The second ascent was by an eight-man American team in June 1982 (Errington,Trafton AAC 1983) via the north ridge. Subsequent ascents have been made in 1992, 1998, 2000 and 2002, though as of 2006 only seven successful summits have been attained.
- List of highest points of Canadian provinces and territories
- Mountain peaks of Canada
- List of Ultras of Canada
- "Yukon Northwest Territories and Ninavut Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2011-12-06.
- "Nunavut - Barbeau Peak". The Summits of Canada. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
- Geographical Names of the Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve and Vicinity by Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith (1998) ISBN 0-919034-96-9
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