Mount Asphyxia

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Mount Asphyxia (56°18′S 27°34′W / 56.300°S 27.567°W / -56.300; -27.567Coordinates: 56°18′S 27°34′W / 56.300°S 27.567°W / -56.300; -27.567) is a prominent volcanic cone reaching to 550 metres (1,800 ft), forming the summit of Zavodovski Island, northernmost of the South Sandwich Islands.

The name refers to the suffocating fumes experienced on the island; volcanic fumes spew from the mountain and to this is added the stench of penguin guano, and the fumes can indeed suffocate a visitor to the island. The same qualities given names to a number of Zavodovski Island's other features.

Argentine hydrographic publications use an alternative name "Mount Curry", after an Argentine sailor who lost his life in naval combat at Colonia, Uruguay, in 1826.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Asphyxia" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).