Lars Christensen Peak

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Lars Christensen Peak
Lars Christensen Peak is located in Antarctica
Lars Christensen Peak
Lars Christensen Peak
Location off the coast of Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation 1,640 m (5,380 ft)
Prominence 1,640 m (5,380 ft)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 68°50′S 90°37′W / 68.833°S 90.617°W / -68.833; -90.617Coordinates: 68°50′S 90°37′W / 68.833°S 90.617°W / -68.833; -90.617
Location Peter I Island, Southern Ocean
Mountain type Shield volcano

Lars Christensen Peak, also known as Lars Christensentoppen, is the highest point at 1,640 metres (5,381 ft) on Peter I Island, off the coast of Antarctica.

The peak is a shield volcano. It is not known whether it is extinct or not, for the upper part is apparently unmodified by glaciation.

The peak owes its name to Lars Christensen, the shipowner of the SS Odd I, a whaler that circumnavigated the island in January 1927.