Mount Darwin (Andes)
|Elevation||2,438 m (7,999 ft)|
|First ascent||1970 by M. Andrews, N. Banks, M. Taylor, P. Radcliffe, P. James, N. Bennett and R. Heffernan|
Monte Darwin was for a long time considered as the highest peak in Tierra del Fuego, but that distinction corresponds to a nearby mountain unofficially named Monte Shipton (also somewhat confusingly referred to as Darwin or Agostini-Darwin), which is about 2,580 m (8,460 ft) high and is located at  Both peaks are best climbed in late December, January, February and March. Monte Shipton was first climbed in 1962 by Eric Shipton, E. Garcia, F. Vivanco and C. Marangunic..
Mount Darwin was given its name during the voyage of the Beagle by HMS Beagle's captain Robert FitzRoy to celebrate Charles Darwin's 25th birthday on 12 February 1834. A year earlier FitzRoy had named an expanse of water to the southwest of the mountain the Darwin Sound to commemorate Darwin's quick wit and courage in saving them from being marooned when waves from a mass of ice splitting off a glacier threatened their boats.
- Michael Andrews (1974). "Cordillera Darwin, Tierra del Fuego, 1970-1" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club: 202. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- John Shipton (2004). "Monte Shipton or Monte Darwin?" (PDF). Alpine Journal. London: Alpine Club: 132–142. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "Argentina and Chile Southern, Ultra-Prominences". 2011-03-19. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin (London: Michael Joseph, the Penguin Group, 1991). ISBN 0-7181-3430-3