Mount Irving

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Mount Irving
Mount Irving is located in Antarctica
Mount Irving
Mount Irving
Location in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Elevation 1,950 m (6,400 ft)[1][2]
Prominence 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location Clarence Island, Antarctica
Coordinates 61°15′49.5″S 54°08′31″W / 61.263750°S 54.14194°W / -61.263750; -54.14194Coordinates: 61°15′49.5″S 54°08′31″W / 61.263750°S 54.14194°W / -61.263750; -54.14194[1]
Clarence Island seen from northeast with Mount Irving on the left.

Mount Irving is a mountain rising to ca. 1,950 metres (6,398 ft)[1][2] that is the dominant elevation on Clarence Island, in the South Shetland Islands. (Some older sources used to give the elevation as 2,300 metres (7,546 ft).[3][4]) The rounded, heavily glaciated mountain is situated in Urda Ridge occupying the southern part of the island. A prominent feature, the mountain doubtless was known to sealers in the area in the 1820s. It was named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Rear Admiral Sir Edmund George Irving, Royal Navy, Hydrographer of the Navy, 1960-66. First ascent by a team comprising Capt. Crispin Agnew, John Hult and George Bruce of the Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island on 6 December 1970.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d Mount Irving. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.
  2. ^ a b South Shetland Islands: Elephant, Clarence and Gibbs Islands. Scale 1:220000 topographic map. UK Antarctic Place-names Committee, 2009.
  3. ^ "Antarctica Ultra-Pominences" Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  4. ^ "Mount Irving, Antarctica" on Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  5. ^ Agnew of Lochnaw yr, C.H. (1972). "Elephant Island" (PDF). Alpine Journal 1972: 204–210. 

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