Mount McClintock

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Mount McClintock
Mount McClintock is located in Antarctica
Mount McClintock
Mount McClintock
Highest point
Elevation 3,490 m (11,450 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,621 m (5,318 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433Coordinates: 80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433[1]
Geography
Location Antarctica
Parent range Britannia Range

Mount McClintock is the highest mountain (3,490 m / 11,456 ft) in the Britannia Range in Antarctica, surmounting the south end of Forbes Ridge, 10 kilometres (6.2 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" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-09-04.

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