Mount McClintock

Coordinates: 80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433
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Mount McClintock
Mount McClintock is located in Antarctica
Mount McClintock
Mount McClintock
Highest point
Elevation3,490 m (11,450 ft)[1]
Prominence1,621 m (5,318 ft)[1]
Coordinates80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433[1]
Parent rangeBritannia Range

Mount McClintock is the highest mountain (3,490 m or 11,450 ft) in the Britannia Range in Antarctica, surmounting the south end of Forbes Ridge, ten kilometres (6 mi) east of Mount Olympus. It was discovered by the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and named for Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock, Royal Navy, a member of the Ship Committee for the expedition.

It is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. It is also higher than all peaks of Australia, including all external territories.

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  1. ^ a b c "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-09-04.