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Barbeau Peak

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Barbeau Peak
Elevation:2,616 metres (8,582 feet)
Coordinates: Template:Coor dms
Location:Nunavut, Canada
Topo map:NTS 340D15
Range:British Empire Range
First ascent:June 5, 1967
Easiest route:basic snow climb

Barbeau Peak is the highest mountain in Nunavut, located on Ellesmere Island. Barbeau Peak is the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains on the North American continent. The mountain was named in 1969 after Canadian anthropologist Charles Marius Barbeau (1883-1969).

Barbeau Peak was first climbed in 1967 by British alpinist Geoff Hattersley-Smith (at the time the peak was unnamed). The second ascent was by an eight-man Canadian team in 1981. Subsequent ascents have been made in 1992, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

See also

External link

fr:Mont Barbeau nl:Barbeau Piek

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