Mount Adam, Falkland Islands

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Mount Adam
Highest point
Elevation 2,290 ft (700 m) [1]
Prominence 2,290 ft (700 m) [1]
Coordinates 51°35′06″S 60°02′04″W / 51.5851°S 60.0345°W / -51.5851; -60.0345Coordinates: 51°35′06″S 60°02′04″W / 51.5851°S 60.0345°W / -51.5851; -60.0345[1]
Geography
Location West Falkland, Falkland Islands, south Atlantic Ocean
Parent range Hill Cove Mountains

Mount Adam (Spanish: "Monte Independencia/Monte Beaufort") is a mountain on West Falkland, part of the Hill Cove Mountains range. It is the highest mountain on West Falkland and is one of the highest in the islands.[2] It has the remains of glacial cirques on it, and is of similar height to Mount Usborne on East Falkland. Its summit is at 2,300 feet (700 m) [3]

As one of the highest mountains of the Falklands, it experienced some glaciation. The handful of mountains over 2,000 feet (610 m) have:

"pronounced corries with small glacial lakes at their bases, morainic ridges deposited below the corries suggest that the glaciers and ice domes were confined to areas of maximum elevation with other parts of the islands experiencing a periglacial climate" [4]

References[edit]

  • Stonehouse, B (ed.) Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans (2002, ISBN 0-471-98665-8)