Mount Martine

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Not to be confused with Mount Martin or Mount Martyn.

Mount Martine is a massive mountain, about 800 metres (2,600 ft) high, with a prominent rocky north face and ice-covered south slopes, overlooking the north shore of Charcot Island, south of Cheesman Island, in the east Bellinghausen Sea of Antarctica.


It was discovered and roughly mapped on 11 January 1910, by the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him in association with Mount Monique and the Marion Nunataks after his daughter, Martine. It was photographed from the air on 9 February 1947 in the course of the US Navy's Operation Highjump and mapped from these photographs by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960.[1] The mountain forms part of the Marion Nunataks Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA No.170) designated as such for its biological values.[2]


  1. ^ "Mount Martine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Marion Nunataks, Charcot Island, Antarctic Peninsula". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 170: Measure 4, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 

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

Coordinates: 69°45′S 75°5′W / 69.750°S 75.083°W / -69.750; -75.083