Mont Ross

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Mont Ross
Kerguelen MontRoss.JPG
Mont Ross on the other side of the Golfe de Morbihan
Highest point
Elevation 1,850 m (6,070 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,850 m (6,070 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 49°35′32″S 69°29′45″E / 49.59222°S 69.49583°E / -49.59222; 69.49583Coordinates: 49°35′32″S 69°29′45″E / 49.59222°S 69.49583°E / -49.59222; 69.49583
Mont Ross is located in Kerguelen
Mont Ross
Mont Ross
Location in Kerguelen
Location Kerguelen Islands, southern Indian Ocean
Parent range Gallieni Massif
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mont Ross is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in the Kerguelen Islands at 1,850 metres (6,070 ft). It is located in the Gallieni Massif, at the end of the Gallieni Peninsula, east of Baie Larose on the main island of Grande Terre.[2] The volcano is composed primarily of trachybasalt and was active during the late Pleistocene.


Mont Ross was named after explorer Sir James Clark Ross. The first human being to set foot on its summit was French military engineer Henri Journoud, using a helicopter, in the early 1960s. The mountain was, however, first climbed in 1975 by Jean Afanassieff and Patrick Cordier, the last French mountain to be climbed.

The southern part of the Kerguelen Islands, with Mont Ross at right. Top of image is north.

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  1. ^ a b c "Australia, New Zealand, Oceania Ultra-Prominence Page" Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ "Massif Gallieni". Mapcarta. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

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