The Climbs - Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador:
Mt. Caubvick, D'Iberville
Summits of Canada Expedition team will be travelling
to Quebec and Newfoundland for their next climb on July
This will be another exciting
climb for the team in some fairly rugged country and will
also include some river work at the end after their descent.
Located in Parc national Kuururjuaq, and next to the Torngat
Mountains National Park of Canada, this summit experiences
a range of weather patterns and temperatures.
The Torngat Mountain range used
to rival the Himalayas in terms of height before it eroded
over the mlllennia, and it contains some of the oldest igneous
rocks in the world.
For more information and details about this highpoint, click
Newfoundland - Mount
Quebec - D'Iberville
Summits of Canada team members Len
Vanderstar, Laura & Brian Friedrich are departing British
Columbia and heading to Montreal on July 15. They then catch a
flight to the remote Inuit settlement of Kangiqsualujjuaq on July
16. The team will commence their trek to the base of Mount d’Iberville/Caubvick
on July 17/18. Weather permitting, the party of three will make
an attempt for the highest shared summit in Quebec/Labrador on
July 19 via either the Minaret Ridge or the Koroc Ridge. The climb
is a combination of a trek and anticipated 5.2 rock climb with
Following success in high pointing
Quebec and Labrador, the team may conduct other climbs in the
Torngat Mountain Range, followed by a paddle down the Koroc River
to Ungava Bay, exploring the landscape and wildlife on route.
The expedition is planned to be completed as of August 3rd upon
return to Kangiqsualujjuaq.
Hazards that the team are prepared
for include rocky barren ground, black bears, polar bears, exposure
due to inhospitable weather, swarms of biting insects (lots of
them), and white water negotiation, all part of travel in the
wilderness landscape of the area.
Team progress can be tracked via the
"Maps & Route" link (see below).
the buttons below to view a variety of multi-media items
from the climb and/or related to the climb and the area
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