Mount Asgard facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Asgard
Mount Asgard in July 2001
|Elevation||2,015 m (6,611 ft)|
|Parent range||Baffin Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 026I/11|
|First ascent||1953 by J. Weber, J. Marmet, H. Röthlisberger|
|Easiest route||technical rock climb (Grade IV, YDS 5.8/5.9, A1)|
Mount Asgard is a mountain in Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. The mountain has a two mountain peaks. The mountain peaks are flat at the top, in a circular shape. The peaks are connected by a large piece of rock. The mountain is on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island and it is part of the Baffin Mountains mountain range. The mountain is made up of granite. The mountain is named after Asgard. Asgard is the home of the gods in Norse mythology.
The northern peak of Mount Asgard was climbed for the first time in 1953. The climbers that climbed the mountain were J. Weber, J. Marmet, and H. Röthlisberger. They were Swiss scientists that were part of the Arctic Institute Baffin Island Expedition. The expedition's leader was a Canadian named P. Baird.
The southern peak of the mountain was climbed for the first time in 1971. The climbers that climbed it were G. Lee, R. Wood, P. Clanky, J. Pavur, Y. Kamisawa and P. Koch. Since the peaks have been climbed for the first time, there are now more than 13 routes going up the mountain. Most of these routes are very difficult and challenging. They often use free climbing and aid climbing techniques.
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