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Cirque Mountain  Newfoundland and Labrador   #144
Ranges: North America Ranges / Laurentians-Ungava Range / Torngat Mountains / Caubvick Range

Height: 1567 m -> 5141 feet
Prominence?: 822 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Caubvick (9.3 km away, at bearing 247 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Caubvick (9.0 km away)

Location:   58.92139,-63.56361     58:55:17, -63:33:49   20V 467546 6531436NTS Mapsheet: 014.L.13   AreaCode: FG83/JF26
First Ascent: 1916 A.P. Coleman, "Alf" an Innuit fisherman
Cirque Mountain in the Torngat Range
This peak is #5 on the Height List for Newfoundland and Labrador . This peak is #25 in Prominence List for Newfoundland and Labrador .A sprawling massif in the Torngat Mountains on the east side of the McCornick River headwaters. Cirque Mountain is the fourth highest peak in Labrador, once thought to be the highest. The south side of this peak is a gentle half dome. The north face is an impressive cliff. Access is by boat to Ivitak Cove at the mouth of the McCornick River. Follow the river upstream to a gentle pass at its head. This brings you to the southwest base of Cirque Mountain. From here, several non-technical ridge and/or face routes lead to the summit dome and hence the summit.

Name Notes: Before 1971 it was believed that Cirque Mountain 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 in 1916. However in 1971 aerial photographs showed it to be only 1568m and showed two higher peaks, both over 1585m.

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

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14 Cirque Mountain from Minaret Ridge David Wasserman
7 Cirque Mountain Summit Area David Wasserman
6 Cirque Mountain, Labrador David Wasserman
6 Cirque Mountain in the Torngat Range David Wasserman