Some of our pics (below) when surveying the Pass - going there is the only way to make a great map guide:
For more about this trip see Travels with Mark & Chris
If hiking or skiing from the south end of the Pass north to Summit Lake and back, then you will need to take an outfitters boat or hike 85km to Overlord at the south end of Pass, and go back to Pangnirtung the same way when your trip through the Pass is complete. In winter you'll take a snowmobile or ski.
If hiking or skiing from the north end of the Pass all the way to the south end, then you will need to take an outfitters boat 32km from Qikitarjuaq (also known as Broughton Island) to the north end of Pass. Once you reach the south end of the Pass you'll take a boat or hike further south to Pangnirtung. In winter you'll take a snowmobile or ski to and from the ends of the Pass.
About This Map:
Scale: 1:65,000, 25m contours
Note: If you are planning to ONLY walk or ski the Pass, and go nowhere else in the larger Park (which is difficult to access), then you will NOT need any other maps besides The Adventure Map®. For this route, both the federal National Topographic Series (NTS) 1:250,000 scale maps and 1:50,000 maps are outdated and incomplete coverage. Plus you'll need buy a lot of NTS maps to cover the same area shown on just this one Chrismar Adventure Map®.
Includes: Our extraordinarily-detailed topographic map of the Pass from end to end plus points of interest, emergency facilities, glaciers with amount of recession, glacial streams, moraines, suggested route and extraordinary vegetation and landscape detail, PLUS text and photos about the area including natural & human history, park facilities, route suggestions, getting to the area, permits and procedures, recommended equipment, weather, safety concerns, contact info, and more. Even a mini-Inuktitut lesson.The ideal guide! And made by people who have actually been there - we explored the entire Pass during our lengthy field survey visit.
In a land not without its hazards, this Adventure Map®, which has been adopted by the Park as an official map and safety guide, is an essential tool for planning the logistically challenging trip, and for the 5 to 12 day trip itself. Various routes are possible, with numerous sites well worth seeing along the way.Auyuittuq National Park - Akshayuk Pass - Item #AM0893 - $19.95
P.S. this one is a little more expensive than others in our series due to the logistical challenge and expense of making it, and the low volume likely to be sold. Just a couple hundred people visit this place each year. It's that extraordinary!
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