Mount King (Antarctica)

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Mount King
Mount King is located in Antarctica
Mount King
Mount King
Enderby Land, East Antarctica
Elevation 1,425 m (4,675 ft)
Location
Range Tula Mountains
Coordinates 67°01′S 52°49′E / 67.017°S 52.817°E / -67.017; 52.817Coordinates: 67°01′S 52°49′E / 67.017°S 52.817°E / -67.017; 52.817
Geology
Type Metamorphic
Climbing
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb

Mount King is a large, smooth-crested mountain in the eastern extremity of the Tula Mountains. Part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer (Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1581) and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica, it is located in Enderby Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica. The head of Beaver Glacier is located very close to the base of Mount King.

Mount King was discovered and mapped in December, 1958, by an ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) dog-sledge party led by G.A. Knuckey. Named after Peter W. King, radio officer at Mawson in 1957 and 1958, a member of the dog-sledge party.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

To date, no flora or fauna have been observed within 1.0 degrees of Mount King:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gazeteer of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre: Mount King. Accessed 23 May 2010.

External links[edit]

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