Newtontoppen

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Newtontoppen
Newtontoppen.jpg
Southwestern face of Newtontoppen
Highest point
Elevation1,713 m (5,620 ft) [1]
Prominence1,713 m (5,620 ft) [1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates79°0′38″N 17°29′27″E / 79.01056°N 17.49083°E / 79.01056; 17.49083Coordinates: 79°0′38″N 17°29′27″E / 79.01056°N 17.49083°E / 79.01056; 17.49083[1]
Naming
English translationNewton Peak
Language of nameEnglish
Geography
Newtontoppen is located in Svalbard
Newtontoppen
Newtontoppen
Svalbard
LocationSpitsbergen, Svalbard
Geology
Age of rockLate Silurian
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascent4 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.[1] It is located at the north east corner on the island of Spitsbergen. The nearest settlement is the formerly Soviet coal mining settlement, Pyramiden.The mountain is mostly made of Silurian granite. The mountain was first ascended by Helge Backlund on 4 August 1900.[2]

The name[edit]

The mountain was named after Isaac Newton in 1898. The surrounding mountains were named after other famous astronomers and mathematicians the same year.

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References[edit]

Media related to Newtontoppen at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b c d "Newtontoppen, Svalbard". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Newtontoppen (Svalbard)". placenames.npolar.no. Norsk Polarinstitutt. Retrieved 5 June 2014.