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.