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Barbeau Peak  Nunavut   #261
Ranges: North America Ranges / Arctic Islands / Ellesmere Island

Height: 2616 m -> 8583 feet
Prominence?: 2616 m  
Line Parent?: Tripoli Mountain (3504.6 km away, at bearing 231 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Elbert (4905.0 km away)

Location:   81.92667,-74.98666     81:55:36, -74:59:12   18X 500209 9096643NTS Mapsheet: 03no roads this far north.G.15   AreaCode: IH14/JJ28
First Ascent: 1967 Geoff Hattersley-Smith and Party
Barbeau Peak
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Nunavut . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Nunavut .Barbeau Peak is on the northern end of Ellesmere Island, southwest of Alert and east of Lake Hazen, and southwest of Taconite Inlet. The Innuitian Range, which contains Mount Barbeau, was first seen in 1882 by the explorer Adolphus Greely, from Lake Hazen. Until the 1930's, the only expeditions through the Lake Hazen Valley were north pole expeditions, most noteably Robert E. Peary in 1906. In 1935 an expedition from Oxford University, led by A. Moore climbed and named Mount Oxford, at that time the closest peak to Mount Barbeau. In 1962 a survey of the highest peaks on Northern Ellesmere Island was undertaken by Paul Atkinson and Hattersley-Smith.

Name Notes: Named in 1969 after Dr. Marius Barbeau who was a Canadian anthropologist who gained international acclaim for his research into the First Nations and Inuit culture.

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2014.02.17 Prominence proof - up the divide to Tripoli Mountain (near Brazeau) Robin Tivy

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23 Barbeau Peak Kevin Altheim