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|Range/Region:||North American Arctic Islands|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1953|
|First successful climber(s):||Hans Weber, J. Marmet-Rothlisberger, F. Schwarzenbach|
|Nearest major airport:||Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, (flights from Montreal, Quebec)|
|Convenient Center:||Pangnirtung, Baffin Island|
Mount Asgard, though not the highest peak on Baffin Island, is the most famous. It is an unusual mountain with twin peaks, both flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle. The east peak is a 4,000 foot vertical rock climb, and is the most difficult climb on Baffin Island. Mount Asgard is located on the Cumberland Peninsula, the area with most of Baffin Island's finest peaks. Most of the area is included within Auyuittuq National Park, and is accessible from Pangnirtung, a small coastal Eskimo settlement that is increasingly catering to tourists.