Explore Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park

A glacial sculpture of incredible symmetry in northern Canada
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In early July, the ice in Pangnirtung Fiord melts out, allowing access to the Weasel River Valley, and the stunning interior sights of Auyuittuq, Inuit for "the land that never melts." A 25-mile backpack up this deep, U-shaped valley, leads past towering rock walls to a cable crossing over the rushing river, and Pangnirtung Pass. There, Mount Thor, a beautiful horn-shaped peak, with a 4,000 foot sheer west face, comes into view as well as Mount Asgard and the glaciers of the Penny Ice Cap.

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Auyuittuq National Park: (867) 473-8828, www.parkscanada.ca/

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