Satellite image of the southern tip of Heard Island. Cape Arkona is seen on the left side of the image, with Lied Glacier just above and Gotley Glacier just below. Big Ben Volcano and Mawson Peak are seen at the lower right side of the image.
|Elevation||2,745 m (9,006 ft)|
|Prominence||2,745 m (9,006 ft)|
|Listing||Country high point
|Location||Heard Island, Australia|
|Topo map||RAN Heard Island 291|
Mawson Peak is an active volcanic mountain on Heard Island, an external Australian territory in the Southern Ocean. With its summit at 2,745 metres (9,006 ft), it is the second highest peak in any state or territory of Australia, surpassed only by the 3,490 metres (11,450 ft) Mount McClintock in the Britannia Range in Australian Antarctic Territory. An active complex volcano which erupted as recently as April 2013, Mawson Peak is the summit of the Big Ben massif.
Discovery and naming 
See also 
- "Highest Mountains". Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Geoscience Australia. 23 12 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mawson Peak
- "Mawson Peak". Antarctic Gazetteer Name Details. Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
- LeMasurier, WE; Thomson JW (eds) (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
- Click here to see a map of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, including all major topographical features
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