Newtontoppen

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Newtontoppen
Newtontoppen.jpg
Southwestern face of Newtontoppen
Elevation 1,713 m (5,620 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,713 m (5,620 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Translation Newton Peak (English)
Location
Newtontoppen is located in Svalbard
Newtontoppen
Newtontoppen
Svalbard
Location Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Coordinates 79°0′38″N 17°29′27″E / 79.01056°N 17.49083°E / 79.01056; 17.49083Coordinates: 79°0′38″N 17°29′27″E / 79.01056°N 17.49083°E / 79.01056; 17.49083[1]
Geology
Type Granite
Age of rock Late Silurian
Climbing
First ascent 4 August 1900, Helge Backlund

Newtontoppen (Newton Peak) is the largest and highest mountain in Svalbard, at 1,713 m. Its peak is the highest point on Svalbard.[1] It is located at the north east corner on the island of Spitsbergen. The mountain is mostly made of Silurian granite. The mountain was first ascended by Helge Backlund on 4 August 1900.[2]

The name[edit]

The mountain was named after Isaac Newton in 1898. The surrounding mountains were named after other famous astronomers and mathematicians the same year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Newtontoppen, Svalbard". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Newtontoppen (Svalbard)". placenames.npolar.no. Norsk Polarinstitutt. Retrieved 5 June 2014.