Akshayuk Pass
Pangnirtung Pass
Summit Lake, Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island
Elevation420 m (1,378 ft)[1]
LocationBaffin Island
RangeBaffin Mountains
Coordinates66°40′N 65°08′W / 66.667°N 65.133°W / 66.667; -65.133Coordinates: 66°40′N 65°08′W / 66.667°N 65.133°W / 66.667; -65.133
Akshayuk Pass
Location of Akshayuk Pass

Akshayuk Pass[2] formerly Pangnirtung Pass[3] is a mountain pass in the Baffin Mountains of Nunavut, Canada.[4] It is found within Auyuittuq National Park. To the southwest is Mount Thor, about 17 km (11 mi), and Pangnirtung, about 64 km (40 mi) and to the northeast is Qikiqtarjuaq, about 109 km (68 mi).

Geography

Akshayuk Pass is located in Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula. It is a 97 km (60 mi)[1] long mountain pass along a spectacular valley through the southern Baffin Mountains. Summit Lake is the highest point on the pass.

Akshayuk Pass is an ancient riverbed that has eroded to its present size and shape providing a travel route through, and drainage for, glaciers that spill into the river valleys below.[5]

Akshayuk Pass from the air, November 2014
Akshayuk Pass from the air, November 2014
Mount Thor seen from Akshayuk Pass
Mount Thor seen from Akshayuk Pass
Akshayuk Pass and Midnight Sun Peak
Akshayuk Pass and Midnight Sun Peak

References

  1. ^ a b Auyuittuq National Park at Travel Nunavut
  2. ^ Akshayuk Pass
  3. ^ Akshayuk Pass (Formerly Pangnirtung Pass)
  4. ^ "Akshayuk Pass". Mapcarta. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ Auyuittuq National Park