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Mount Caubvick North Ridge # 6442

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Date: 1979.08.18
Vantage Point: From aircraft

Caption: The Minaret Ridge runs along the left skyline, with the North Ridge coming toward the camera, and the Koroc Ridge on the right skyline, obscured by cloud.

PhotoDescr: The most common routes to the summit of Caubvick are along the Minaret and Koroc Ridges, with the North Ridge route less often used. The North Ridge is sometimes called the Newfoundland Ridge, as it is the only one of the three not shared with Quebec.

The L1 Glacier, to the left, is named in reference to the unofficial name given to Caubvick in Newfoundland before it was officially named after one of the Inuit who were taken to England by early explorers. L1 referred to its status as the highest point in Labrador.

The West Glacier is visible over the North Ridge, and the Minaret Spur leads down from Minaret Ridge on the left side of the photograph.

Caubvick/D'Iberville is the highest point in both the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the province of Quebec. The two provinces have given it different names. The interprovincial boundary runs along the Minaret and Koroc Ridges. This view is from the Newfoundland and Labrador side.

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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