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Cirque of the Unclimbables


A challenge for world class mountaineers, the Cirque is located in the Ragged Range, near Glacier Lake, Northwest Territories. The Cirque’s most famous peak – a must for every serious climber – is the Lotus Flower Tower, featured in Fifty Classic Climbs in North America. The Vampire Spires are granite towers some 40 km away that challenge even the Cirque.

The Ragged Range

True to their name, these ragged peaks were shaped by the last ice age, and are some of the highest in the Northwest Territories. Remote and towering cliffs and icefields challenge hikers and climbers. This is the summer range of woodland caribou, mountain goats, Dall’s sheep and bears. Access to the Cirque and the Ragged Range is by charter aircraft.