Mount Hope (Palmer Land)

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Mount Hope
Mount Hope, Eternity Range, Antarctica.jpg
South face of Mount Hope, in oblique view from the east.
Highest point
Elevation 3,239 metres (10,627 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 69°46′S 64°34′W / 69.767°S 64.567°W / -69.767; -64.567Coordinates: 69°46′S 64°34′W / 69.767°S 64.567°W / -69.767; -64.567[2]
Parent range Eternity Range

Mount Hope is a mountain rising to 3,239 metres (10,627 ft), forming the central and highest peak of the Eternity Range in northern Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, a part of an area claimed by the United Kingdom, over twice the size of Ben Nevis the highest mountain on the island of Great Britain. Following a 2017 survey, by the British Antarctic Survey team, Mount Hope was found to be higher than previously thought.[3]


It was first seen from the air and named Mount Hope by Lincoln Ellsworth during his flights of November 21 and 23, 1935. This mountain is one of three major mountains in Ellsworth's Eternity Range to which he gave the names Faith, Hope, and Charity.[2]

The November of the following year the mountain was surveyed and given the name "Mount Wakefield" by J.R. Rymill of the British Graham Land Expedition. The feature was subsequently photographed from the air by the United States Antarctic Service in September 1940, and by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in December 1947. A careful study of the reports, maps, and photographs of these expeditions, as well as an additional survey of the area by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960, has led to the conclusion that Ellsworth's Mount Hope and Rymill's Mount Wakefield are synonymous. For the sake of historical continuity the name Mount Hope has been retained for this mountain (the name Wakefield has been transferred to Wakefield Highland located close northwestward).[2]


  1. ^ New satellite imagery reveals new highest Antarctic Peninsula Mountain British Antarctic Survey, 11 December 2017
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Hope". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  3. ^ [1]

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

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