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Ellesmere Island

Range TypeIsland
Highest PointBarbeau Peak (2616 m/8583 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesNunavut
Area208,009 sq km / 80,312 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent775 km / 482 mi North-South
617 km / 383 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long79° 37' N; 76° 33' W
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Map of Ellesmere Island
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Ellesmere Island.
Queen Elizabeth IslandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Parry IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Queen Elizabeth IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Princess Margaret MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ellesmere IslandLevel 4
                 Challenger MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northwest Ellesmere IslandLevel 5 (Child)
                 British Empire RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 United States RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Ellesmere IslandLevel 5 (Child)
                 Victoria and Albert MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Devon IslandLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Ellesmere Island

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Barbeau Peak26168583British Empire Range
2.Resolute2520+8268+British Empire Range
3.Mount Whisler25008202British Empire Range
4.Griper2480+8136+British Empire Range
5.Victory2440+8005+British Empire Range
6.Fury2400+7874+British Empire Range
7.South Ellesmere Ice Cap High Point23477700 
8.Lady Franklin2320+7612+British Empire Range
9.Mount Vanier23007546British Empire Range
10.Pioneer2240+7349+British Empire Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Barbeau Peak26168583British Empire Range
2.Commonwealth Mountain22257300Challenger Mountains
3.Agassiz Ice Cap Summit22017221Victoria and Albert Mountains
4.Mount Eugene18506070United States Range
5.Mount Reeds17185636Central Ellesmere Island



Photos of Peaks in the Ellesmere Island

Barbeau Peak

The broad north summit ridge of Barbeau Peak (1998-06-15).
Peak 1960

Approaching the unnamed Peak 6400, near Barbeau Peak on the Ellesmere Island icecap (1998-06).
Highpointer Peak

The summit ridge of Highpointers Peak (unofficial name), Ellesmere Island, Canada (1998-06).



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