Southwestern face of Newtontoppen
|Elevation||1,713 m (5,620 ft) |
|Prominence||1,713 m (5,620 ft) |
|Translation||Newton Peak (English)|
|Age of rock||Late Silurian|
|First ascent||4 August 1900, Helge Backlund|
Newtontoppen (Newton Peak) is the largest and highest mountain in Svalbard, at 1,713 m. Its peak is the highest point on Svalbard. It is located at the north east corner on the island of Spitsbergen. The mountain is mostly made of Silurian granite. The mountain was first ascended by Helge Backlund on 4 August 1900.
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