Mount Nirvana

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Mount Nirvana
Mount Nirvana is located in Canada
Mount Nirvana
Mount Nirvana
Location in Canada
Highest point
Elevation2,773 m (9,098 ft) [1]
Prominence1,663 m (5,456 ft) [1]
Coordinates61°52′29″N 127°40′49″W / 61.87472°N 127.68028°W / 61.87472; -127.68028Coordinates: 61°52′29″N 127°40′49″W / 61.87472°N 127.68028°W / 61.87472; -127.68028[1]
LocationNorthwest Territories, Canada
Parent rangeBackbone Ranges in the Mackenzie Mountains
Topo mapNTS 95E/13
First ascentJuly 29, 1965 by William J. Buckingham, Lewis J. Surdam[2]
Easiest routeNorth Wall[2]

Mount Nirvana, at 2,773 m (9,098 ft) is the unofficial name of the highest mountain in the Northwest Territories, Canada. [2][3] Currently the Canadian government is working to officially recognize the name Thunder Mountain, reflecting the local Deh Cho first nation name for the mountain.[4] Today the name Mt. Nirvana is commonly depicted in alpine literature.


Part of the Mackenzie Mountains, it was first climbed by Bill Buckingham and Lew Surdam in July 1965.[2][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Logan Mountains, 1965". Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ Mount Nirvana at
  4. ^ "Thunder Mountain (Mt Nirvana) Expedition 2017". Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  5. ^ Principal heights by range or region Archived 2008-06-21 at the Wayback Machine from Statistics Canada

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