Mount Thor -The Greatest Vertical Drop on Earth!
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March 09, 2010

Mount Thor -The Greatest Vertical Drop on Earth!

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Mount Thor is a mountain in Auyuittuq National Park, on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada with thr greatest vertical drop on the earth, with a sheer 4,100 foot drop! Rappel, anyone?

The mountain is located 46 km (29 mi) northeast of Pangnirtung and features the Earth's greatest purely vertical drop at with an average angle of 105 degrees. The location is popular with rockclimbers , despite its remote access with the only official site being at the entrance to the Akshayuk Valley near Overlord Peak.

6 Mount Thor was first climbed in 1953 by an Arctic Institute of North America team, who climbed the North Tower. The world record for longest rappel was set on Mount Thor, July 23, 2006, by an American team. A 26-year-old Canadian Park Ranger, Philip Robinson, also rappelled, but had a problem with his equipment and was killed when he dropped to the base of the mountain.

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the 2nd picture looks a lot like Venezuelan formations called tepuys... anyway beautiful

So cool. I would love to hang glide off one of these one day

The second pic is definitely a tepui, possibly Roraima.

i get the collie wobbles just looking at it

I can do better than that.

the second pic is called mount roraima, between brazil and venezuela.

Here's the picture - it IS Mt. Roraima.
http://tinyurl.com/y9nv9qx

Sorry - in a hurry. What I meant to say was - "here's a picture of Mt. Roraima from Google images. As anyone can see, it is definitely the second picture."

They should build a roller coaster to drop off the side! :D

I haven't seen the term "colly wobbles" in years! I must be showing my age. That mountain is just awesome!

used to like this site until the annoying St. Lucia popup ads started. Get rid of that bitch pleeze.

Bloody hell. That's British for awesome. Well near that way! Amazing shot. Love to stand where the photographer stood.

Bloody hell. That's British for awesome. Well near that way! Amazing shot. Love to stand where the photographer stood.

The second picture is definitely mount Roraima in Venuzuela....

Mt Thor 105 degrees and 4100' tall? More like just a few degrees over 90 and a free drop of 3250'. 4100' was arrived at by pulling rope down talus slope away from wall.

nice info

If Mt. Thor has a free vertical drop of 3250 feet, does it still rank number one in the category of "the greatest vertical drop on Earth"?


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