Aristotle Mountains

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Aristotle Mountains
Location of Aristotle Mountains on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Highest point
Peak Madrid Dome
Elevation 1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Length 62 km (39 mi) SW-NE
Width 44 km (27 mi) NW-SE
Continent Antarctica
State/Province Graham Land
Range coordinates 65°35′S 62°28′W / 65.58°S 62.47°W / -65.58; -62.47Coordinates: 65°35′S 62°28′W / 65.58°S 62.47°W / -65.58; -62.47
Borders on Bruce Plateau

Aristotle Mountains (Bulgarian: планина Аристотел Planina Aristotel /pla-ni-'na a-ri-'sto-tel/ from the Greek philosopher Ἀριστοτέλης) is the fan-shaped sequence of ridges spreading east-northeastwards from its summit Madrid Dome (1650 m) on Oscar II Coast, Graham Land in Antarctica. It is extending 62 km in southwest-northeast direction and 44 km in northwest-southeast direction, and is bounded by Crane Glacier to the northwest, Exasperation Inlet to the northeast and Flask Glacier to the south, and linked to Roundel Dome and Bruce Plateau to the west-southwest by a saddle of elevation 1550 m.

The feature is named after the ancient Greek scientist Aristotle who in c. 350 BC was the first to conjecture the existence of a landmass in the southern high-latitude region, calling it Antarctica.


Aristotle Mountains are centred at 65°35′00″S 62°28′00″W / 65.58333°S 62.46667°W / -65.58333; -62.46667. British mapping in 1974.


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