Mount Asgard, Nunavut was featured in the James Bond Film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

Mount Asgard by Ansgar WalkBaffin Island, Nunavut – Mount Asgard was featured in a spectacular sequence that opened the James Bond Film The Spy Who Loved Me. Film stunt-man Rick Sylvester is seen skiing off the mountain – and then parachuting.  For this feat he was paid $30,000, and it’s said he got a bonus for being successful. It’s said that the stunt cost $500,000 (they had to wait 10 days in Pangnirtung for good weather and the summit could only be reached by helicopter) and was the most expensive stunt ever at that time. Starring Roger Moore, this was the 10th film in the James Bond series and it was nominated for three Academy Awards. Mount Asgard actually has two flat-topped peaks, and a ‘saddle’ in between. It’s located in Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, about 46 km from the Inuit community of Pangnirtung, which is a stop for some arctic cruise ships.  Photo By Ansgar Walk via Wikimedia Commons


Mt Asgard, Auyuittuq National Park of Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut