Mount Viets

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Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica.
Sentinel Range map.

Mount Viets (78°15′13″S 86°06′50″W / 78.25361°S 86.11389°W / -78.25361; -86.11389Coordinates: 78°15′13″S 86°06′50″W / 78.25361°S 86.11389°W / -78.25361; -86.11389) is a sharp pyramidal mountain over 3,600 m, standing 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) north of Mount Giovinetto in the main ridge of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. It surmounts Delyo Glacier to the east and Burdenis Glacier to the northeast.

The mountain was discovered by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse party of 1957–58 under C.R. Bentley. It was named for Ronald L. Viets, a geophysicist at Little America V Station in 1957. It was climbed for the first time on January 11, 1996 by the French alpinists Erik Decamp and Catherine Destivelle.[1]


  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly updated.


  1. ^ Decamp, Erik, "Misadventures Below Zero", in Christian Beckwith (ed.), The American Alpine Journal, The Mountaineers Books, 1997, pp. 98–107. ISBN 0-930410-65-3

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