Ascent of Barbeau Peak on 1998-06-15
|Others in Party:||Tony Daffern|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, June 15, 1998|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Airplane|
| Elevation:||2616 m / 8583 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportIn June, 1998 I was part of an expedition to Barbeau Peak on Canada's Ellesmere Island. This summit is at 82° North, only 550 miles from the North Pole, and is the highest point of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Getting to the remote icecap of Ellesmere Island is a major and expensive undertaking, and our ascent was probably one of the first ten ever made of Barbeau Peak.
The following links make up a section-by-section journal of the trip. There is a link at the bottom of each page that will take you to the next one.
Introduction: Background to the trip and preparations
June 12-13, 1998: Flying to Resolute
June 14-15, 1998: Fly to icecap, Climb Barbeau Peak
June 16-17, 1998: Move camp, climb Peak 6400
June 18-19, 1998: Climb Highpointers Peak, move down glacier
June 20-21, 1998: Cross river, to Ekblaw Lake
June 22-24, 1998: Down the Air Force Valley
June 25-July 1, 1998: Tanquary Fiord area and back to Seattle
Disclaimers: Although I have tried to be as accurate and objective as possible, please realize that much of the content of this on-line journal is opinion, impressions, and how I felt at the time. It is not my intention to defame or misrepresent anyone or their actions; indeed, I have the highest respect and admiration for my teammates on this expedition.
Pete Ford takes the final steps to the summit of Barbeau Peak. View looks north (1998-06-15).
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