Mount Markham

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Mount Markham
Mount Markham is located in Antarctica
Mount Markham
Mount Markham
Highest point
Elevation 4,350 m (14,270 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,103 m (6,900 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 82°51′S 161°21′E / 82.850°S 161.350°E / -82.850; 161.350Coordinates: 82°51′S 161°21′E / 82.850°S 161.350°E / -82.850; 161.350[2]
Location  Antarctica
Parent range Queen Elizabeth Range

Mount Markham is a twin-peaked massif surmounting the north end of Antarctica's Markham Plateau. The main peak has an elevation of 4,350 metres (14,272 ft) and the lower sub-peak is 4,280 metres (14,042 ft) high.[3] Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04), it is named for Sir Clements Markham, who, as President of the Royal Geographical Society, planned the expedition and chose Robert Falcon Scott as its leader.[2] It is the fourth highest mountain in Antarctica.

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  1. ^ a b "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Markham". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 9, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Mount Markham-Low Summit, Antarctica" Retrieved 2011-12-24.

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