Mount Odin

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Mount Odin
Mount Odin snow and ice.jpg
Mount Odin snow and ice
Highest point
Elevation2,147 m (7,044 ft) [1]
Prominence2,147 m (7,044 ft) [1]
Coordinates66°32′49″N 65°25′44″W / 66.54694°N 65.42889°W / 66.54694; -65.42889Coordinates: 66°32′49″N 65°25′44″W / 66.54694°N 65.42889°W / 66.54694; -65.42889
Mount Odin is located in Canada
Mount Odin
Mount Odin
Location in Canada (on Baffin Island)
LocationBaffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
Parent rangeBaffin Mountains
Topo mapNTS 026I/11
First ascent1953 Baird; Marmet[1]

Mount Odin is a mountain in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Auyuittuq National Park along the Akshayuk Pass, 46 km (29 mi) north of Pangnirtung and south of Mount Asgard. Mount Odin is the highest mountain on Baffin Island.

Mount Odin is the highest mountain within the Baffin Mountains as well as the fifth-highest in the Arctic Cordillera, it has a topographic prominence of 2,147 m (7,044 ft), greater than any other mountain within the Baffin Mountains and on Baffin Island, making Odin the third-highest mountain in Nunavut by topographic prominence.[1][2] Comparing absolute peaks, Mount Odin is the fifth-highest in Nunavut; the higher points in Nunavut are: Barbeau Peak on Ellesmere Island (the highest point in Nunavut at 2,616 m), two unnamed peaks on Ellesmere Island, (one at 2,347 m located at 78° 48' N, 79° 34' W and one at 2,201 m located at 80° 17' N, 75° 05' W) and Outlook Peak on Axel Heiberg Island, which at 2210 m is just 63 m higher than Mount Odin.[3]

The mountain is named after Odin, the chief of the gods in Norse mythology and Norse paganism.


Mount Odin has an impressive rocky south face that drops into the Weasel River. To the north, the area is glaciated.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Odin". Retrieved 2008-03-28.
  2. ^ "Baffin Island". Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. ^ "Nunavut". The Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2014-01-01.