Highpointer Peak, Nunavut

Prominence: 360 m, 1181 ft

Elevation: 1680+ meters, 5512+ feet

True Isolation: 4.45 km, 2.77 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 1680 - 1720 m
    (40-meter closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)81° 50' 26'' N, 76° 49' 30'' W
81.840617, -76.825014 (Dec Deg)
471087 E 9087493 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionQikiqtaaluk-Baffin

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 2
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Highpointers Peak is an unofficially named snowy nunatak located where the main icecap of central Ellesmere Island splits into the De Vries glacier heading west and the Air Force glacier heading south. While not regionally high in elevation, it is prominent, rising over 1000 feet on all sides from the flat glaciers below.

This peak was climbed by members of the 1998 Barbeau Peak expedition as they made their way from the icecap down the Air Force glacier to Tanquary Fiord. Since several of these climbers were members of the US-based Highpointers Club and had climbed all 50 state high points, the name "Highpointers Peak" seemed appropriate. Given the snowy nature of this summit, this was not a definitive first ascent, but the remoteness of the area means there is certainly a good chance it was.

The summit ridge of Highpointers Peak (unofficial name), Ellesmere Island, Canada (1998-06).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 360 m/1181 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 440 m/1443 ft
  Key Col: 1320 m/4331 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 4.45 km/2.77 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 81.8242, -77.0808
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Arctic Islands
Range3: Queen Elizabeth Islands
Range4: Ellesmere Island
Range5: British Empire Range
Drainage Basins
Northwest Passages
Arctic Ocean
Arctic-North America Islands
Arctic Ocean
IslandEllesmere Island
OwnershipLand: Quttinirpaaq National Park
Topo Map 340 D/14 1:50,000
First AscentJune 18, 1998
    Bennett, Jack (United States)
    Slayden, Greg (United States)
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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