Ascent of Mount d’Iberville, the land of the Inuit
This trip takes place in Northern Quebec in the middle of the Kuururjuaq National Park in the Mounts Torngats. Torngat Mountains. In the Inuit language, the name of this region, Torngait, means ‘’a place inhabited by the spirits’’. Some stories recount the actions of mythical characters, such as Torngak – the malicious spirit of the Torngat Mountains, who were intent on making trouble for the Inuit. Other stories make reference to a giant polar bear named Nanuklurk, who was known to cause the ice along the Labrador coast to break apart. (Kuururjuaq Park) » (Parc Kuurujjuaq).
mount d’Iberville The Mount d’Iberville is the highest summit in Quebec and eastern Canada culminating 1646 m. It is also the last place on the eastern North American continent and situated right on the Labrador border.
To access the Kuurujjuaq Park we have to use a Twin Otter plane that will drop us at a remote airstrip in the heart of this majestic territory.
Because we are visiting territory where wildlife lives in its natural habitat, special attention will be given to not disturbing the animals. We will need to secure our food in bear proof canisters and carry other protective equipment against bears.
During the summer season the temperature is very comfortable (from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius). But comfortable temperatures also mean insects! Therefore, you have to be ready and equipped to face the insects… The wind will become your best friend.
ascension This ascent will disorient you to a point where you will forget you are in Quebec! From the time you sign up we will be there for you to answer your questions to make sure you will be ready for the big day.
Location : Parc Kuurujjuaq, Nunavik, Québec
Duration : 12 Days
Cost : On demand because of the variability of North pricing
Ratio : 4 clients / 1 guide
(max 8 client)
- Air fare Montreal – George River
- Transport Twin Otter charter to enter and exit the park
- Access and camping fees for the Kuurujjuaq National Park
- The meals during the trek and ascent
- Group camping equipment (stove, lantern, tent etc.)
- Group climbing equipment (rope, anchors etc.
- Individual climbing equipment
- Supervision by a certified guide from Quebec
- An Inuit guide and bear guard
- Visitor Experience Coordinator
- Restaurant meals while in town or hotel
- Transport from your home to Montreal
- Travel insurance
- Personal camping equipment (backpack, sleeping bag etc.)
- Personal expenses
- Tips for the guide
- Your clothing
- Extra non-planned expenses
- Fees incurred due to an evacuation
- Day 1 : Flight Montreal/George River/Kuurujjuaq Park. Start of trek to Camp 1 (7km)
- Day 2 : Trek to base camp (8km)
- Day 3 : Rest day at base camp, exploration and training
- Day 4 : Ascent of Mount d’Iberville
- Day 5: Ascent of Mount d’Iberville or rest
- Day 6: Extra ‘’weather’’ day
- Day 7: Trek back to the airstrip
- Day 8 : Flight Kuurujjuaq Park/Kuujjuaq
- Day 9 : Flight Kuujjuaq/Montreal
- Day 10: Note that the return may be delayed due to bad weather preventing the plane from entering the park.
Mountain: Mount d’Iberville
Altitude: 1646 m
Route: Traverse of Minaret and Koroc Ridges
Difficulty: Class 3 to 5.6 (rock climbing)
Duration: 12 hours
Mount d’Iberville, the roof of Quebec. If it was in a more accessible region it probably would have been one of the most crowded. To reach its summit there are two possible routes. Both offer sections of rock climbing, so it is not a climb to be taken lightly.
From base camp it is approximately a 6 hour hike across a talus field to reach the start of the technical part. Even though it is a hike it will surely test your endurance. From this point we bring out the technical equipment to complete the remaining 100 meters of climbing over a distance of about 750 meters to reach the summit. If conditions allow we will descend by the Minaret Ridge to complete the traverse of the mountain.
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