Mount Roots is a mainly snow-covered mountain on South Georgia, standing near the head of Nordenskjold Glacier, 6 km (4 mi) ESE of Mount Paget. Its western peak rises to 2,158 m; its eastern peak to 2,270 m. The mountain, fifth highest on the island, is a prominent feature and presumably was known to whalers and sealers in South Georgia at an early date.
It was roughly surveyed in the period 1925-30 by DI personnel, and resurveyed by the SGS, 1951-52. Named by the UK-APC for James W. Roots, a member of the SGS, 1951-52.
The first ascent was made by British climbers Will Manners and Stuart Macdonald on the north buttress in January 2001.