Sunday, 29 November 2009
Mount Thor, Nunavut: a mountain for Thule
Mount Thor is a mountain in Auyuittuq National Park, on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Mount Thor features the Earth's greatest purely vertical drop at 1,250 m (4,101 ft), with an average angle of 105 degrees. The highest uninterrupted cliff face at more than 1 kilometer!
Despite its remoteness, many climbers come there for a unique experience.
The mountain is made of granite . It was first climbed in 1953. The world record for longest rappel was set on Mount Thor, July 23, 2006.
Named after Thor, the Norse god of Thunder (like "Thursday"!), this majestic peak rises some 1675 meters above the surrounding valley.
Coordinates 66°32′N, 65°19′W