Akshayuk Pass (formerly called Pangnirtung Pass) in Ayuittuq National Park on Baffin Island is a 105-km long hike along a spectacular valley between Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung. The Pangnirtung valley is lined with shear-faced mountains including one of the world's tallest rock cliffs (Mount Thor). There are also hanging glaciers and plenty of wildlife, including the occasional polar bear. One word of caution...do not take the stream crossings lightly.
Fly from Ottawa thru Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq. Hire an outfitter to take you to the trail head (2 hours by boat). Make sure you pre-book an outfitter in Pangnirtung to pick you up at the southern end of the trail.
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Posted By: stephen_roberge
- Sun Aug 23 18:30:10 UTC 2015
I am plannning to do this wonderful trek from north to south next August. The best dates would be from the 8th until the 29th. I am planning to go for three weeks so I have extra time for weather delays and to do some scrambling.
I did the south part in 2012 and I want to go back. My research is all done and I could coordinate a lot of aspects.
I am experience and fit. I have all the gear needed, including the winter tent.
Would you want to discuss?
I could also consider doing the south part again and bring my gears for glacier travel and climbing so we can go to the base of Asgard and climb Thor on the non technical routes.
Stephen from Ottawa.DETAILS are in this forum: Auyuittuq Park on Baffin Island