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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.
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