Devon Ice Cap

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The Devon Ice Cap is an ice cap
Ice cap
An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km² of land area . Masses of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are termed an ice sheet....

 on eastern Devon Island
Devon Island
Devon Island , claimed to be the largest uninhabited island on Earth, is located in Baffin Bay, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is one of the larger members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the second-largest of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada's sixth largest island, and the 27th...

 covering an area of over 12000 km² (4,633.2 sq mi). The highest point on Devon Island is found at the summit of the ice cap, with an elevation of 1920 m (6,299 ft). The ice cap has a maximum thickness of 880 m (2,887 ft).

The first ascent of the Devon Ice Cap was by Alfred Herbert Joy and his Inuit companions in 1926.