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Akshayuk Pass
Pangnirtung Pass
Summit Lake, Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Is.jpg
Summit Lake, Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island
Elevation 420 m (1,378 ft)
Location Baffin Island
Range Baffin Mountains
Coordinates 66°40′N 65°08′W / 66.667°N 65.133°W / 66.667; -65.133Coordinates: 66°40′N 65°08′W / 66.667°N 65.133°W / 66.667; -65.133

Akshayuk Pass formerly Pangnirtung Pass is a mountain pass in the Baffin Mountains of Nunavut, Canada. It is found within Auyuittuq National Park. To the southwest is Mount Thor, about 17 km (11 mi), and Pangnirtung, about 64 km (40 mi) and to the northeast is Qikiqtarjuaq, about 109 km (68 mi).

Geography

Akshayuk Pass is located in Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula. It is a 97 km (60 mi) long mountain pass along a spectacular valley through the southern Baffin Mountains. Summit Lake is the highest point on the pass.

Akshayuk Pass is an ancient riverbed that has eroded to its present size and shape providing a travel route through, and drainage for, glaciers that spill into the river valleys below.

Akshayuk Pass, Cumberland Peninsula
Akshayuk Pass from the air, November 2014
Mount Thor, Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island
Mount Thor seen from Akshayuk Pass
Akshayuk Pass & Midnight Sun Peak
Akshayuk Pass and Midnight Sun Peak
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