Brown Peak (Sturge Island)

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Brown Peak
Highest point
Elevation 1,524 m (5,000 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,524 m (5,000 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 65°25′S 164°35′E / 65.417°S 164.583°E / -65.417; 164.583Coordinates: 65°25′S 164°35′E / 65.417°S 164.583°E / -65.417; 164.583[2]
Location Sturge Island, Balleny Islands, East Antarctica
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown
Location of the Balleny Islands
Sturge Island is the southernmost of the Balleny Islands

Brown Peak is a stratovolcano and the highest point of the Balleny Islands. It is situated on the northern part of Sturge Island.

Discovery and naming[edit]

John Balleny discovered Brown Peak in February 1839, and named it for W. Brown, a merchant who provided financial support to the Enderby Brothers' expedition. In 1841, Captain James Clark Ross, who sighted the islands on his own expedition to Antarctica, gave it the name Russell Peak.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Brown Peak, Antarctica". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Brown Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 


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