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Torngat Mountains 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 500 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
 Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Caubvick16521367South Interior Torngats791.4 
 Mont D'Iberville16520South Interior Torngats.0 
2.Torngarsoak Mountain1595726South Interior Torngats7.9 
3.Peak 5100 Map 24I1615691310South Interior Torngats14.7 
3.Mount Caubvick-North Peak1569151South Interior Torngats.9 
 Minaret Ridge156990South Interior Torngats1.0 
5.Cirque Mountain1568821Coastal Torngats9.2 
6.Peak 50741547526South Interior Torngats5.3 
7.Peak 5000 Map 24P115391127North Interior Torngats20.7 
7.Peak 5000 Map 24I161539792South Interior Torngats4.4 
 Mount Erhart-East Peak1539121South Interior Torngats.8 
9.Mount Erhart1539182South Interior Torngats1.1 
10.Jens Haven1531296South Interior Torngats1.3 
11.Innuit Mountain1509914North Interior Torngats6.0 
12.Peak 4900 Map 24P11509305North Interior Torngats2.3 
12.Peak 4900 Map 14L131509152South Interior Torngats1.9 
 South Innuit Mountain1509122North Interior Torngats1.4 
14.Peak 4800 Map 14L131478457South Interior Torngats3.4 
14.Peak 4800 Map 24I161478182South Interior Torngats3.2 
 Packard Mountain147860North Interior Torngats1.2 
16.Peak 48241470753South Interior Torngats8.1 
17.Peak 478614591169South Interior Torngats18.5 
18.Mount Cladonia1453523Coastal Torngats5.8 
19.Mount Silene1448305South Interior Torngats5.2 
20.Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 11448610South Interior Torngats8.6 
20.Selamiut Tower1448305South Interior Torngats1.7 
20.Peak 4700 Map 24P1 No 21448244North Interior Torngats2.5 
20.Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 21448213South Interior Torngats3.1 
20.Peak 4700 Map 24P1 No 11448183North Interior Torngats1.6 
20.Peak 4700 Map 14L131448152South Interior Torngats2.7 
 Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 3144891South Interior Torngats1.1 
26.Peak 468614281108South Interior Torngats20.2 
27.Starshape Mountain1417579Coastal Torngats2.4 
 Peak 46321412116Coastal Torngats3.3 
28.Peak 45561389215Coastal Torngats2.6 
29.Mount Eliot13881007Coastal Torngats21.3 
30.Peak 4500 Map 14L121387579South Interior Torngats6.8 
30.Peak 4500 Map 24P11387396North Interior Torngats3.8 
30.Peak 4500 Map 24I161387152South Interior Torngats3.5 
33.Peak 45341382422South Interior Torngats4.2 
34.Four Peaks High Point13561310Coastal Torngats24.1 
 Peak 4400 Map 24I161356121South Interior Torngats2.1 
35.Mount Tetragona13561036Coastal Torngats15.2 
36.Peak 4300 Map 14L111326945Coastal Torngats31.6 
36.Peak 4300 Map 24P11326853North Interior Torngats7.0 
36.West Korok Mountain1326518South Interior Torngats5.8 
36.Peak 4300 Map 14M41326183Coastal Torngats2.4 
36.Mount Tetragona-Southeast Peak1326152Coastal Torngats2.2 
41.Peak 4200 Map 24P912951127North Interior Torngats13.9 
41.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 11295731North Interior Torngats5.1 
41.Peak 4200 Map 14L13 No 21295304Coastal Torngats4.9 
41.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 21295213North Interior Torngats1.2 
 Peak 4200 Map 14L13 No 11295121Coastal Torngats3.6 
45.Mount Faunce1295335Coastal Torngats1.9 
46.Four Peaks-South Peak12651006Coastal Torngats6.4 
46.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 11265640North Interior Torngats5.8 
46.Peak 4100 Map 14L121265548South Interior Torngats6.9 
46.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 21265305North Interior Torngats2.7 
46.Peak 4100 Map 24P11265213North Interior Torngats1.5 
46.Peak 4100 Map 24P91265183North Interior Torngats2.4 
46.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 41265152North Interior Torngats3.7 
 Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 31265122North Interior Torngats2.3 
 Peak 4100 Map 24P91265122North Interior Torngats1.3 
53.Mont Jacques-Rousseau1261727North Interior Torngats15.7 
54.Mount Pinguksoak1243801Coastal Torngats20.3 
55.Four Peaks-East Peak1234700Coastal Torngats3.5 
55.Peak 4000 Map 24I161234396South Interior Torngats6.7 
55.Peak 4000 Map 24P91234213Coastal Torngats3.2 
 Peak 3900 Map 14L51204670South Interior Torngats19.9 
 Peak 3900 Map 24P91204487North Interior Torngats4.5 
 Peak 3900 Map 14L121204427South Interior Torngats8.1 
 Peak 39001204305South Interior Torngats5.0 
 Adler Lookout1204274South Interior Torngats3.1 
 Mount Tetragona-South Peak1204244Coastal Torngats2.7 
 Peak 3900 Map 14M41204152Coastal Torngats3.1 
 Mount Tetragona-Northwest Peak1204122Coastal Torngats1.3 

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List Description

List Info

In the northeastern United States, a 4000-foot peak is a big deal. There are clubs for climbing them all, and peakbaggers know them all by heart. However, not much is known about 4000-foot peaks in eastern Canada, just north of New England. Mont Jacques-Cartier in the Chic-Choc range of southern Quebec rises to 4160 feet, but after that the vast reaches of the areas north of the Saint Lawrence are a blank spot in the mind of most hikers.

However, up in northern Labrador there is a range of peaks called the Torngat Mountains that harbors over 50 more 4000-footers. This list shows 49 that have a prominence of 500 feet or more and should be complete down to that level. Bear in mind, though, that the ususal standard for northeast peakbagging is 200 feet (actually 160 feet of clean prominence), and that there are only 62 peaks in all of New England and New York over 4000 feet high and with over 500 feet of prominence. So well over a third of the 4000-footers in northeastern mainland North America are in the Torngats.

The Torngats are rugged, remote, and have not been thoroughly explored. That is why most peaks on this list do not have names, just a made-up designation of the peak elevation, map sheet, and number (if necessary). The maps only show 100-foot contours, so many of these elevations are very rough. Many of these peaks have likely not yet been climbed.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks go to Richard Garland, who did an incredibly impressive job of helping me research these peaks, their elevations, and their prominences. We both spent hours poring over the terrible online GIFs from the Toporama web site, counting unlabelled contour lines, and Richard didn't even have the advantage of GIS software to help out! I especially thank him for inspiring me to continue work on this after I started to lose some interest. See his web site below for the most complete reference for the Torngats ever assembled.

Links

     Papa Bear's Torngat's Page - Richard Garland
     Toporama: Canadian Topographic Maps Online

 


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