Mount Ethelred

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Mount Ethelred
Mount Ethelred is located in Antarctica
Mount Ethelred
Mount Ethelred
Highest point
Elevation 2,470 m (8,100 ft)
Coordinates 70°4′S 69°29′W / 70.067°S 69.483°W / -70.067; -69.483Coordinates: 70°4′S 69°29′W / 70.067°S 69.483°W / -70.067; -69.483
Location Alexander Island, Antarctica
Parent range Douglas Range

Mount Ethelred (70°4′S 69°29′W / 70.067°S 69.483°W / -70.067; -69.483) is a mainly ice-covered mountain, 2,470 metres (8,100 ft) high, 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of Mount Ethelwulf and 8 nautical miles (15 km) inland from George VI Sound, in the Douglas Range of Alexander Island, Antarctica. The mountain was probably first observed by Lincoln Ellsworth, who photographed the east side of the Douglas Range from the air on November 23, 1935; its east face was roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition. It was resurveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named for Ethelred I, Saxon King of England, 865–871. The west face of the mountain was mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–48, by D. Searle of the FIDS in 1960.[1] Mount Ethelred is the seventh highest peak of Alexander Island, proceeded by Mount Calais.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Ethelred, Mount" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).