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Mount Caubvick (Mont D'Iberville)  Newfoundland and Labrador/Quebec   #143
Ranges: North America Ranges / Laurentians-Ungava Range / Torngat Mountains / Caubvick Range

Height: 1652 m -> 5420 feet
Prominence?: 1367 m above Cadillac Pass
Line Parent?: Divide Mountain (3363.9 km away, at bearing 273 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Cleveland (3372.0 km away)

Location:   58.88806,-63.71250     58:53:17, -63:42:45   20V 458933 6527806NTS Mapsheet: 014.L.13   AreaCode: FG83/IH81
First Ascent: 1973 Christopher Goetze, Michael Adler
Mount Caubvick (Mont D'Iberville)
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Newfoundland and Labrador . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Newfoundland and Labrador . This peak is #1 on the Height List for Quebec . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Quebec .Located on the Ungava-Labrador divide south of Nachvak Fiord and north of the Koroc River. Before 1971 it was believed that Cirque Mountain (1568m) was the highest peak east of the Rockies and south of Baffin Island. This was based on a measurement by A.P Coleman, who made the first ascent of Cirque in 1916.

While still known as Mont I'berville, it was climbed in 1973 by an overland expedition by Christopher Goetze and Michael Adler, Americans who had kayaked north along the Labrador coast and then trekked overland. They climbed from the east via the exposed, craggy Minaret Ridge. At the same time, Steve Loutrel and others in this team attempted the Koroc Ridge but turned back when it became technical. Goetze and Adler's ascent is notable for its snowy route conditions, impulsive nature, and relative lack of publicity. Goetze's write-up of the climb in the June 1974 Appalachia magazine does not even mention the peak's name or its importance.

Name Notes: It was originally known as just "L1". In August 1971 it was christened "Mont d'Iberville" in honor of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. This name angered residents of Newfoundland because he had lead many ruthless expeditions against them, including one in 1696 against the Avalon Peninsula.

1981: The Newfoundland Geographic Names Board officially names L1 "Mount Caubvick", after one of the Inuit who was taken to England in 1772 by George Cartwright. As with the naming of Torngarsoak, the name was chosen to honor the first inhabitants of Labrador.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
86 2004.08.06 Torngat Private Search Expedition Andrew Lavigne

Comments
2014.04.10 Prominence walk follows Laurentian Divide almost to Great Divide Robin Tivy
2004.03.17 Prominence walk Must follow the divide Robin Tivy
 

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22 Mount Caubvick (Mont D'Iberville) David Wasserman
16 Mount Caubvick South Face David Wasserman
14 Descending the Minaret Ridge of Mount Caubvick David Wasserman
11 Rappelling down the Koroc Step on Mount Caubvick David Wasserman
10 Mount Caubvick (Mont D'Iberville) from the South David Wasserman
9 The North Ridge of Mount Caubvick David Wasserman
8 Landing Area in Koroc Valley David Wasserman
7 Glacier on Mount Caubvick David Wasserman
5 Mount Caubvick North Ridge David Wasserman
5 Mount Caubvick in the Clouds David Wasserman

Placename Photos
5 Mount Caubvick from the North David Wasserman