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 Region||Qikiqtaaluk-Baffin|
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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.
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