Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut, Canada
Auyuittuq, located on Baffin Island and ridiculously inaccessible, is one of Canada’s many national parks. What separates Auyuittuq, is the fact that it has little to no vegetation but features many fjords and glaciers. The most traditional way through the park is along Akshayuk Pass which follows the Weasel and Owl River. The one bridge that cross the river was recently washed out by heavy rain. The two most amazing attractions that make this park exceptional are Mount Thor and Mount Asgard. Mount Thor holds the record for the greatest purely vertical drop in the world at 1,250m. While Mount Asgard is two twin peaks which are almost completely flat on top. Asgard has become a haven for BASE jumpers ever since the Jame’s Bond movie: The Spy Who Loved Me featured it in their opening ski sequence found here. Since I love to hike I would love to visit Auyuittuq and hike the pass however I don’t think I’ll have to money to get up there anytime soon. Maybe one day!
First Photo by:GristMill
Second Photo by: Edna Winti
Third Photo by: Adventure Addict (sourced)
Fourth Photo by: MichaelHD