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Eastern Canada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Caubvick16521367  
2.Four Peaks High Point13411280  
2.Peak 5100 Map 24I1615541280  
4.Brave Mountain12191189  
5.Peak 478614591154  
6.Peak 5000 Map 24P115241097  
6.Peak 4200 Map 24P912801097  
8.Peak 468614281093  
9.Mont Jacques-Cartier12681085  
10.Mount Tetragona13561021  
11.Mount Eliot1388992  
12.Four Peaks-South Peak1250975  
13.Man O'War Peak1050959  
14.Mount Thoresby914914  
14.Peak 4300 Map 14L111311914  
14.Cod Island High Point914914  
17.Innuit Mountain1509899  
18.North Aulatsivik Island High Point914884  
18.The Finger1006884  
20.Peak 3600 Map 24P91097853  
21.Kammarsuit Mountain905844  
22.Mealy Mountains High Point1180832  
23.Kutyaupak Mountain1067823  
23.Peak 4300 Map 24P11311823  
23.Mount Lister853823  
26.The Cabox812812  
27.Cirque Mountain1568806  
28.Mount Razorback1097792  
28.Four Peaks-North Peak1067792  
30.Blow Me Down Mountain1183787  
31.Mount Pinguksoak1243785  
32.Mont Raoul-Blanchard1175785  
33.Ikordlearsuk Mountain844783  
34.Finger Hill Island High Point762762  
34.Peak 5000 Map 24I161524762  
36.Peak 39451202745  
37.Mont Albert1151739  
38.Mount Barnes-Pauzé1470739  
39.Peak 3720 Map 24P81134738  
40.Mount Cornelius917734  
41.Peak 2803854732  
42.Peak 2900 Map 14D16 No 2884732  
42.Peak 2600 Map 14E1792732  
42.Peak 3300 Map 14F131006732  
42.Peak 3500 Map 24P91067732  
42.Peak 2700 Map 14M3823732  
47.Mont Blanc1065731  
48.Mont Jacques-Rousseau1261712  
49.Le Round Top962712  
50.Torngarsoak Mountain1595711  
51.Mont Saint-Pierre906708  
52.Gros Morne807704  
53.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 11280701  
54.Sommet TG71273694  
55.Peak 2363720690  
56.Mont Yapeitso1128681  
57.Mont de l'Ouest925677  
58.Peak 3800 Map 24P91158671  
58.Mount Goetze1158671  
58.Four Peaks-East Peak1219671  
58.Peak 3400 Map 14E21036671  
62.Quartzite Mountain1186668  
63.Mount Kaputyat1121664  
64.Peak 3200 Map 14E1975640  
64.Aupalukitak Mountain914640  
64.Cod Island Peak 2700823640  
64.Peak 3300 Map 14M51006640  
64.Peak 3600 Map 14L101097640  
64.Peak 3600 Map 14L111097640  
64.Peak 3900 Map 14L51189640  
71.Mont Jérémie1050620  
71.Mont Logan1150620  
71.Mount Carleton820620  
74.Mont des Neiges979618  
75.Peak 34151041614  
76.Mount Bache640610  
76.Peak 2500 Map 24P9762610  
76.Peak 3300 Map 14E11006610  
76.Peak 2900 Map 14D16 No 1884610  
76.Peak 2600 Map 14E7792610  
76.Four Peaks-Southeast Peak914610  
76.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 11250610  
76.Peak 2700 Map 14L7 North823610  
76.Peak 2300 Map 14M3701610  
 Peak 2600 Map 14M3792579  
 Peak 3700 Map 14L111128579  
 Peak 2800 Map 24P16853579  
 Peak 3600 Map 24P91097579  
 Peak 3500 Map 24P91067579  
 Peak 2800 Map 14E8 No 2853579  
 Peak 2800 Map 14F4853579  
 Peak 2300 Map 14M5701579  
 Peak 2000 Map 25A1610579  
 Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 11433579  
 Peak 4500 Map 14L121372549  
 Peak 3800 Map 14M41158549  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Rodney Ziak, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

List Info

2000 feet of prominence has become an informal threshold among U.S. prominence researchers that signifies that a peak has major stature. There are just enough of these peaks to keep track of them, and tallys of the number of peaks with prominence of 2000 feet (P2K) by state and region is used as a rough measure of mountainous ruggedness.

Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and others compiled lists of all the P2K peaks in the 48 U.S. states--a total of about 1200, with Nevada (169), California (163), and Washington State (144) having the most. Alaska is so huge and so mountainous that no attempt has been made to tabulate all the P2Ks there; instead, a 5000-foot threshold gives plenty of results. Western Canada is like Alaska--any attempt to find all the P2Ks would be a massive undertaking.

Therefore, I decided to find out how many P2Ks there were in eastern Canada. I figured that there were not too many--the highpoint of the Torngat Mounains, a few in the northern Appalachians, and the Newfoundland island high point. My guess was that there were maybe about ten.

When I started looking at the online topo maps of the Torngat Mountains, though, it became clear that there were scores of P2K peaks. I posted my preliminiary tally of about 40 or so, and over the next few months Richard Garland picked up where I left off, finding more Torngat peaks and exploring off into the other ranges of Labrador. I double-checked Richard's work using GIS software to help me make sense of the terrible online Toporama maps, and determined all the P2K peaks in the Canadian Appalachians. Together, Richard and I came up with this list of 73 peaks.

This is an amazingly high number. This is almost as many P2K peaks than in the eastern USA (78) or Colorado (81), and the same as in Arizona or Oregon. Considering that the high point of the area is only 5420 feet, and most of it is very flat, this number is surprising. The glaciers really carved up the ranges of northern Labrador with deep gorges, exactly the kind of geologic action that produces high-prominence peaks.

This list should be over 95% complete at this point. Most summits have no names, so are designated by their elevations and map sheet names. Most of them have probably not been climbed yet. There are 9 peaks on this list in the Appalachian Mountains: 6 in Quebec, 1 in New Brunswick, and 2 on the island of Newfoundland. The remaining 64 peaks are in Labrador.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks go to Richard Garland, who did an incredibly impressive job of helping me research these peaks, their elevations, and their prominences. We both spent hours poring over the terrible online GIFs from the Toporama web site, counting unlabelled contour lines, and Richard didn't even have the advantage of GIS software to help out! I especially thank him for inspiring me to continue work on this after I started to lose some interest. See his web site below for the most complete reference for the Torngats ever assembled.

Links

     Papa Bear's Torngat's Page - Richard Garland
     Toporama: Canadian Topographic Maps Online

 


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