Ascent of Mount Caubvick on 2004-08-08
|Others in Party:||Billie B.|
|Date:||Sunday, August 8, 2004|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1652 m / 5420 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportIn August, 2004, I was part of a 19-person expedition to Mount Caubvick/Mont D'Iberville in the Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador and Quebec. This trip was a privately organized party searching for the bodies of a couple who had died on the peak the previous year. While it was not our expedition that found the bodies, we were present on the peak during the entire operation, and it was still an extremely worthwhile and emotional trip. It also provided an opportunity for us to visit and climb in a remote and rarely visited mountain wilderness.
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
August 3-5, 2004: Team briefing in Montreal and flight to the Torngats
August 6, 2004: Hike from landing area to the south basecamp
August 7, 2004: To near the summit, with rescue crews barring our way
August 8, 2004: Summit day, and our own little rescue
August 9-12, 2004: Rest days and heading off east over an unclimbed peak
August 13, 2004: Climbing a remote summit and then heading down a valley
August 14-15, 2004: Out to the airstrip and back to Montreal, plus a postscript
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 purely subjective 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 everyone I met while on this trip, especially my teammates.
|Billie Butterfield on the loose rock of the Koroc Ridge, a challenging scrambling route to the summit of Mount Caubvick.|
|From the summit of Mount Caubvick, looking down to the notch in the Koroc Ridge. Climbers are visible on the rappel step.|
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