Mount Maria

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Mount Maria
Highest point
Elevation 2,160 ft (660 m)
Coordinates 51°36′00″S 59°35′38″W / 51.600°S 59.594°W / -51.600; -59.594Coordinates: 51°36′00″S 59°35′38″W / 51.600°S 59.594°W / -51.600; -59.594
Geography
Location West Falkland, Falkland Islands, southAtlantic Ocean
Parent range Hornby Mountains

Mount Maria is a mountain of the Hornby Mountains, adjacent to Port Howard, on West Falkland island (Falkland Islands). It reaches a height of approximately 2,160 feet (660 m).

As one of the highest mountains of the Falklands, it experienced some glaciation. The handful of mountains over 2,000 feet (610 m) have

pronounced corries with small glacial lakes at their bases, [and] morainic ridges deposited below the corries suggest that the glaciers and ice domes were confined to areas of maximum elevation with other parts of the islands experiencing a periglacial climate.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strange, Ian (1983) The Falkland Islands