Mont D’Iberville

Reaching 1652 meters (5420 ft), Mont D’Iberville is the highest point in Quebec. Part of the Torngat Mountains, it stands tall on the northern tip of Labrador on the Ungava peninsula in Northern Quebec. Altogether, there are seven peaks higher than 1500 meters in the Torngats.

In fact, D’Iberville is bisected in two by the official boundary between Quebec and Newfoundland-and-Labrador (best known here as Mont Caubvick) and boasts two summit points: the point of Caubvick in Labrador and, a few meters away and 30 cm lower, the point D’Iberville in Quebec.

Mont D’Iberville, one of the few peaks of the Torngats that hosts a permanent glacier, consists of three main ridges: the Korak, Minaret, and Newfoundland. The most frequently used path to the top follows the steep Minaret ridge. The Korak ridge is the most exposed and dangerous route to the summit.

There, the trail narrows to mere 15-20 centimeters (6-8 inches). The Newfoundland ridge is even more difficult and has only been climbed once. Most tours to D’Ibervill last from one to two weeks because the mountains are so remote. The traditional route through the Torngats goes from Saglak Bay to Navchak Fjord. Covering a distance of 100 km (62 mi) takes 6 to 9 days. Tourists usually follow the course of the Steeker Rover Valley and Korok River Valley.

The Mont D’Iberville is located near the Steeker River, south of Navchak fjord and north of the Korak River. D’Iberville was first climbed in 1973. The mountain’s remoteness, tricky weather conditions, and the rather high costs of an expedition make it a rare tourist destination.

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