Mount Foster

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Mount Foster
Mount Foster with twin Evlogi Peak, and Antim Peak on the right.
Highest point
Elevation 2,105 m (6,906 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,105 m (6,906 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 62°59′48″S 62°32′55″W / 62.99667°S 62.54861°W / -62.99667; -62.54861Coordinates: 62°59′48″S 62°32′55″W / 62.99667°S 62.54861°W / -62.99667; -62.54861
Mount Foster is located in Antarctica
Mount Foster
Mount Foster
Location in Antarctica
Location Smith Island, Antarctica
Parent range Imeon Range
First ascent Greg Landreth, 1996

Mount Foster is a peak rising to 2,105 metres (6,906 ft) in the Imeon Range on Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is the highest point of the South Shetland Islands archipelago. Mount Foster has triple peaks of which Mount Foster proper is the southernmost, the central one is Evlogi Peak (2090 m), and the northern one is Antim Peak (2070 m).[2] The first ascent was made by Greg Landreth and team on 29 January 1996.[3]

The feature is named after Captain Henry Foster, commander of HMS Chanticleer who explored the South Shetlands in 1829.


Location of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Mount Foster is linked by Zavet Saddle to Slaveykov Peak to the southwest and surmounts Bistra Glacier to the west, Chuprene Glacier to the north-northwest, Rupite Glacier to the east, Landreth Glacier to the southeast and Dragoman Glacier to the south-southeast. The peak is located 5.45 km northeast of Riggs Peak, 2.78 km south-southeast of Garmen Point, 7.64 km southwest of Mount Pisgah and 3.86 km north-northwest of Ivan Asen Point (Bulgarian mapping in 2009).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  2. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)
  3. ^ News from Antarctica: Mount Foster’s first ascent. Archived 2001-01-16 at the Wayback Machine.

Other sources[edit]

Topographic map of Smith Island.