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Cirque Mountain in the Torngat Range # 6433

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Date: 1974.05.24
Vantage Point: From aircraft

Caption: Cirque Mountain was once thought to be the highest peak in eastern Canada.

PhotoDescr: Three years before this photograph was taken, Cirque Mountain was believed to be the highest peak in Canada east of the Rockies. By the time the photo was taken, it had been demoted to third place, behind two other peaks in the same area. It wasn't until the late 1970s that it was established that Mount Caubvick, adjacent to Cirque to the west, nine kilometers away summit to summit, was the highest.

This view shows Cirque is a massive and convoluted peak, but the barren Torngats, north of the treeline, have little to show scale, especially in an aerial shot.

John Folinsbee, currently a wildlife biologist for the Alberta government, worked in a similar role for several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s for Newfoundland and Labrador. The remoteness of the area required air access, and wildlife surveys were also done from aircraft.

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