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Eastern Canada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

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RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Caubvick44855420South Interior Torngats491.8 
2.Mealy Mountains High Point26713871Mealy Mountains322.5 
3.Mont Yapeitso22333700Monts Otish290.2 
4.The Cabox26642664Long Range Mountains277.8 
5.Mont Jacques-Cartier35604160Chic-Choc Mountains252.1 
6.Mont Raoul-Blanchard25753855 128.0 
7.Mount Carleton20342690New Brunswick Highlands82.8 
8.Man O'War Peak31453445Kiglapait Mountains63.9 
9.Gros Morne22482648Long Range Mountains61.4 
10.Brave Mountain39004000Central Labrador56.1 
11.Mont Saint-Pierre23222972Central Notre Dame Mountains39.9 
12.Peak 3400 Map 14E222003400Kiglapait Mountains37.8 
13.Mont des Neiges20283212 32.7 
14.Mont Logan20343773Chic-Choc Mountains19.8 
15.Peak 4300 Map 14L1130004300Coastal Torngats19.3 
16.Four Peaks High Point42004400Coastal Torngats15.0 
17.Peak 2700 Map 14L7 North20002700Coastal Torngats14.7 
18.Mount Lister27002800Kiglapait Mountains13.7 
19.Peak 2900 Map 14D16 No 120002900Kiglapait Mountains13.3 
20.Mount Eliot32534553Coastal Torngats12.7 
21.Peak 468635864686South Interior Torngats12.5 
22.Peak 3300 Map 14E120003300Kiglapait Mountains11.8 
23.Mont Blanc23983494Chic-Choc Mountains11.8 
24.Mount Pinguksoak25774077Coastal Torngats11.4 
25.Peak 478637864786South Interior Torngats11.4 
26.Blow Me Down Mountain25813881Coastal Torngats11.1 
27.Mont Jacques-Rousseau23374137North Interior Torngats10.3 
28.Peak 5000 Map 24P136005000North Interior Torngats10.3 
29.Mount Tetragona33494449Coastal Torngats9.4 
30.Peak 5100 Map 24I1642005100South Interior Torngats8.9 
31.Mount Razorback26003600Coastal Torngats8.9 
32.Peak 2600 Map 14E720002600Kiglapait Mountains8.5 
33.Peak 4200 Map 24P936004200North Interior Torngats8.4 
34.Sommet Rond23363156Canadian Green Mountains8.3 
 Mealy Peak 719033740Mealy Mountains7.9 
35.Mount Thoresby30003000Kiglapait Mountains7.8 
36.Sommet TG722784178South Interior Torngats7.7 
37.Peak 3900 Map 14L521003900South Interior Torngats7.6 
 Peak 2800 Map 24P1619002800North Interior Torngats7.5 
38.Peak 280324032803Coastal Torngats7.4 
39.Mont de l'Ouest22213035Chic-Choc Mountains6.9 
40.Peak 3600 Map 24P928003600North Interior Torngats6.5 
41.Cod Island High Point30003000Central Labrador6.2 
42.Peak 3600 Map 14L1021003600Coastal Torngats6.1 
 Peak 2000 Map 25A119002000Coastal Torngats5.8 
43.Ikordlearsuk Mountain25702770Coastal Torngats5.7 
44.Aupalukitak Mountain21003000Kiglapait Mountains5.5 
45.Kammarsuit Mountain27702970Coastal Torngats5.5 
46.Cirque Mountain26445144Coastal Torngats5.4 
 Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 119004700South Interior Torngats5.4 
47.Peak 394524453945Coastal Torngats5.1 
48.Peak 2600 Map 14E124002600Kiglapait Mountains5.0 
49.Mount Barnes-Pauzé24244824South Interior Torngats4.9 
50.Torngarsoak Mountain23325232South Interior Torngats4.9 
51.Peak 3720 Map 24P824203720North Interior Torngats4.8 
52.Peak 2900 Map 14D16 No 224002900Kiglapait Mountains4.7 
53.Peak 2500 Map 24P920002500Coastal Torngats4.6 
54.Mount Kaputyat21793679North Interior Torngats4.6 
55.Cod Island Peak 270021002700Central Labrador4.6 
56.Peak 3800 Map 24P922003800North Interior Torngats4.5 
 Peak 2800 Map 14E8 No 219002800Kiglapait Mountains4.5 
57.Mount Bache20002100Coastal Torngats4.3 
58.Peak 3600 Map 14L1121003600Coastal Torngats4.1 
59.Peak 4300 Map 24P127004300North Interior Torngats4.1 
 Peak 4500 Map 14L1218004500South Interior Torngats4.0 
 Peak 2300 Map 14M519002300Coastal Torngats4.0 
60.Four Peaks-South Peak32004100Coastal Torngats3.9 
61.The Finger29003300Central Labrador3.9 
62.Mount Cornelius24093009Coastal Torngats3.6 
63.Mount Goetze22003800Coastal Torngats3.5 
64.Finger Hill Island High Point25002500Central Labrador3.3 
 Peak 3700 Map 14L1119003700Coastal Torngats3.1 
65.Peak 341520153415Coastal Torngats3.1 
66.Kutyaupak Mountain27003500South Interior Torngats3.1 
67.Peak 3500 Map 24P924003500North Interior Torngats3.0 
68.Quartzite Mountain21913891Coastal Torngats2.7 
69.Peak 5000 Map 24I1625005000South Interior Torngats2.5 
 Peak 3600 Map 24P919003600North Interior Torngats2.5 
 Peak 2600 Map 14M319002600Coastal Torngats2.5 
 Peak 3800 Map 14M418003800Coastal Torngats2.4 
70.Innuit Mountain29514951North Interior Torngats2.4 
71.Peak 3300 Map 14F1324003300Central Labrador2.3 
72.Peak 2700 Map 14M324002700Coastal Torngats2.3 
73.Four Peaks-North Peak26003500Coastal Torngats2.3 
74.Peak 236322632363Coastal Torngats2.2 
75.Four Peaks-East Peak22004000Coastal Torngats2.1 
76.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 120004100North Interior Torngats2.1 
77.Peak 3300 Map 14M521003300Coastal Torngats2.0 
78.Peak 2300 Map 14M320002300Coastal Torngats2.0 
79.Four Peaks-Southeast Peak20003000Coastal Torngats1.9 
 Peak 2800 Map 14F419002800Kiglapait Mountains1.9 
 Peak 3500 Map 24P919003500North Interior Torngats.9 
80.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 123004200North Interior Torngats.4 
81.Mont Albert24253775Chic-Choc Mountains.3 
82.Mont Jérémie20343445 .2 
83.North Aulatsivik Island High Point29003000Coastal Torngats.1 
84.Peak 3200 Map 14E121003200Kiglapait Mountains.1 

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List Description

List Info

2000 feet of prominence has become an informal threshold among U.S. prominence researchers that signifies that a peak has major stature. There are just enough of these peaks to keep track of them, and tallys of the number of peaks with prominence of 2000 feet (P2K) by state and region is used as a rough measure of mountainous ruggedness.

Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and others compiled lists of all the P2K peaks in the 48 U.S. states--a total of about 1200, with Nevada (169), California (163), and Washington State (144) having the most. Alaska is so huge and so mountainous that no attempt has been made to tabulate all the P2Ks there; instead, a 5000-foot threshold gives plenty of results. Western Canada is like Alaska--any attempt to find all the P2Ks would be a massive undertaking.

Therefore, I decided to find out how many P2Ks there were in eastern Canada. I figured that there were not too many--the highpoint of the Torngat Mounains, a few in the northern Appalachians, and the Newfoundland island high point. My guess was that there were maybe about ten.

When I started looking at the online topo maps of the Torngat Mountains, though, it became clear that there were scores of P2K peaks. I posted my preliminiary tally of about 40 or so, and over the next few months Richard Garland picked up where I left off, finding more Torngat peaks and exploring off into the other ranges of Labrador. I double-checked Richard's work using GIS software to help me make sense of the terrible online Toporama maps, and determined all the P2K peaks in the Canadian Appalachians. Together, Richard and I came up with this list of 73 peaks.

This is an amazingly high number. This is almost as many P2K peaks than in the eastern USA (78) or Colorado (81), and the same as in Arizona or Oregon. Considering that the high point of the area is only 5420 feet, and most of it is very flat, this number is surprising. The glaciers really carved up the ranges of northern Labrador with deep gorges, exactly the kind of geologic action that produces high-prominence peaks.

This list should be over 95% complete at this point. Most summits have no names, so are designated by their elevations and map sheet names. Most of them have probably not been climbed yet. There are 9 peaks on this list in the Appalachian Mountains: 6 in Quebec, 1 in New Brunswick, and 2 on the island of Newfoundland. The remaining 64 peaks are in Labrador.


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.


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


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