Mount Andrus

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Mount Andrus
MountAndros.jpg
Satellite view
Highest point
Elevation 2,978 m (9,770 ft)
Coordinates 75°48′0″S 132°18′0″W / 75.80000°S 132.30000°W / -75.80000; -132.30000Coordinates: 75°48′0″S 132°18′0″W / 75.80000°S 132.30000°W / -75.80000; -132.30000
Geography
Location Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Parent range Ames Range
Geology
Age of rock Unknown
Mountain type Shield volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Andrus is a shield volcano 3.2 km (2 mi) SE of Mount Boennighausen in the SE extremity of Ames Range, in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Mapped by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1964-68. Named by US-ACAN for Lt. Carl H. Andrus, US Navy, medical officer and Officer-in-Charge of Byrd Station in 1964.

Andrus has a 4.5 km-wide caldera at its summit. Weak fumarolic activity was detected in 1977 at Mt. Kaufmann in the northern end of the Ames Range of which Mt. Andrus is the southernmost volcano.

In an interesting side note, Mt. Andrus was reportedly climbed by one Michael J. Andrus (no relation to Carl H. Andrus) in August 2006 for the purpose of downhill skiing, which would make him the first Andrus to visit the mountain (though perhaps not the last). Carl H. Andrus is himself an avid mountain climber, having summited all 46 of the Adirondack high peaks and having, in his youth, climbed the Matterhorn.[citation needed]

Topographic map of the Ames Range (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Mount Kosciusko

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