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Torngat Mountains 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 500 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Caubvick54204485South Interior Torngats491.8 
 Mont D'Iberville54190South Interior Torngats.0 
2.Torngarsoak Mountain52322332South Interior Torngats4.9 
3.Cirque Mountain51442644Coastal Torngats5.7 
4.Peak 5100 Map 24I1651004200South Interior Torngats9.1 
 Mount Caubvick-North Peak5100400South Interior Torngats.6 
 Minaret Ridge5100200South Interior Torngats.6 
5.Peak 507450741674South Interior Torngats3.3 
6.Mount Erhart5049549South Interior Torngats.7 
7.Jens Haven5023923South Interior Torngats.8 
8.Peak 5000 Map 24P150003600North Interior Torngats12.9 
8.Peak 5000 Map 24I1650002500South Interior Torngats2.7 
 Mount Erhart-East Peak5000300South Interior Torngats.5 
10.Innuit Mountain49512951North Interior Torngats3.7 
11.Peak 4900 Map 24P14900900North Interior Torngats1.4 
 Peak 4900 Map 14L134900400South Interior Torngats1.2 
 South Innuit Mountain4900300North Interior Torngats.8 
 Packard Mountain4849149North Interior Torngats.8 
12.Peak 482448242424South Interior Torngats5.0 
13.Peak 4800 Map 14L1348001400South Interior Torngats2.1 
13.Peak 4800 Map 24I164800500South Interior Torngats2.0 
15.Peak 478647863786South Interior Torngats11.5 
16.Mount Cladonia47661666Coastal Torngats3.6 
17.Mount Silene4751951South Interior Torngats3.3 
18.Selamiut Tower4750950South Interior Torngats1.1 
19.Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 147001900South Interior Torngats5.4 
19.Peak 4700 Map 24P1 No 24700700North Interior Torngats1.6 
19.Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 24700600South Interior Torngats1.9 
19.Peak 4700 Map 24P1 No 14700500North Interior Torngats1.0 
 Peak 4700 Map 14L134700400South Interior Torngats1.7 
 Peak 4700 Map 24I16 No 34700200South Interior Torngats.7 
23.Peak 468646863586South Interior Torngats12.6 
24.Starshape Mountain46501850Coastal Torngats1.5 
 Peak 46324632332Coastal Torngats2.1 
25.Peak 45564556656Coastal Torngats1.6 
26.Mount Eliot45533253Coastal Torngats13.2 
27.Peak 453445341334South Interior Torngats2.6 
28.Peak 4500 Map 14L1245001800South Interior Torngats4.2 
28.Peak 4500 Map 24P145001200North Interior Torngats2.4 
 Peak 4500 Map 24I164500400South Interior Torngats2.1 
30.Mount Tetragona44493349Coastal Torngats9.5 
31.Four Peaks High Point44004200Coastal Torngats15.0 
 Peak 4400 Map 24I164400300South Interior Torngats1.3 
32.Peak 4300 Map 14L1143003000Coastal Torngats19.6 
32.Peak 4300 Map 24P143002700North Interior Torngats4.3 
32.West Korok Mountain43001600South Interior Torngats3.6 
32.Peak 4300 Map 14M44300500Coastal Torngats1.5 
 Mount Tetragona-Southeast Peak4300400Coastal Torngats1.4 
36.Mount Faunce42491049Coastal Torngats1.2 
37.Peak 4200 Map 24P942003600North Interior Torngats8.7 
37.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 142002300North Interior Torngats3.1 
37.Peak 4200 Map 14L13 No 24200900Coastal Torngats3.0 
37.Peak 4200 Map 24P1 No 24200600North Interior Torngats.8 
 Peak 4200 Map 14L13 No 14200300Coastal Torngats2.2 
41.Mont Jacques-Rousseau41372337North Interior Torngats9.8 
42.Four Peaks-South Peak41003200Coastal Torngats4.0 
42.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 141002000North Interior Torngats3.6 
42.Peak 4100 Map 14L1241001700South Interior Torngats4.3 
42.Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 24100900North Interior Torngats1.7 
42.Peak 4100 Map 24P14100600North Interior Torngats.9 
42.Peak 4100 Map 24P94100500North Interior Torngats1.5 
 Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 44100400North Interior Torngats2.3 
 Peak 4100 Map 24P1 No 34100300North Interior Torngats1.4 
 Peak 4100 Map 24P94100300North Interior Torngats.8 
48.Mount Pinguksoak40772577Coastal Torngats12.6 
49.Four Peaks-East Peak40002200Coastal Torngats2.2 
49.Peak 4000 Map 24I1640001200South Interior Torngats4.2 
49.Peak 4000 Map 24P94000600Coastal Torngats2.0 
 Peak 3900 Map 14L539002100South Interior Torngats12.4 
 Peak 3900 Map 24P939001500North Interior Torngats2.8 
 Peak 3900 Map 14L1239001300South Interior Torngats5.0 
 Peak 39003900900South Interior Torngats3.1 
 Adler Lookout3900800South Interior Torngats1.9 
 Mount Tetragona-South Peak3900700Coastal Torngats1.7 
 Peak 3900 Map 14M43900400Coastal Torngats1.9 
 Mount Tetragona-Northwest Peak3900300Coastal Torngats.8 

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List Description

List Info

In the northeastern United States, a 4000-foot peak is a big deal. There are clubs for climbing them all, and peakbaggers know them all by heart. However, not much is known about 4000-foot peaks in eastern Canada, just north of New England. Mont Jacques-Cartier in the Chic-Choc range of southern Quebec rises to 4160 feet, but after that the vast reaches of the areas north of the Saint Lawrence are a blank spot in the mind of most hikers.

However, up in northern Labrador there is a range of peaks called the Torngat Mountains that harbors over 50 more 4000-footers. This list shows 49 that have a prominence of 500 feet or more and should be complete down to that level. Bear in mind, though, that the ususal standard for northeast peakbagging is 200 feet (actually 160 feet of clean prominence), and that there are only 62 peaks in all of New England and New York over 4000 feet high and with over 500 feet of prominence. So well over a third of the 4000-footers in northeastern mainland North America are in the Torngats.

The Torngats are rugged, remote, and have not been thoroughly explored. That is why most peaks on this list do not have names, just a made-up designation of the peak elevation, map sheet, and number (if necessary). The maps only show 100-foot contours, so many of these elevations are very rough. Many of these peaks have likely not yet been climbed.

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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