There are two mountains in Antarctica named Mount Wood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Wood (Antarctica)"
Mount Woollard ( ) is a mountain (2,675 m) nearly 240 km (150 mi) west of the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, in Antarctica. It was discovered by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse Party (1957-58), and named for George P. Woollard, member of the Technical Panel on Seismology and Gravity, U.S. National Committee for the IGY, trainer of numerous Antarctic geophysicists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Woollard"
Muhlig-Hofmann Mountains ( ) is a major group of associated mountain features extending east-west for 65 miles between the Gjelsvik Mountains and Orvin Mountains in Queen Maud Land. They were discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition under Ritscher, 1938-39, and named for the division director of the German Air Ministry. They were remapped by the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956-60. ...more on Wikipedia about "Muhlig-Hofmann Mountains"
Paulet is a small island 2.5 x 3.5 km in diameter located off Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. It is composed of lava flows capped by a cinder cone with a small summit crater. Geothermal heat keeps parts of the island ice-free, and the presence of such heat suggests that it was last active within the last 1,000 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paulet"
Penguin Island is a 1.4 x 1.7 km wide volcanic island capped by Deacon Peak, a basaltic scoria cone. Deacon Peak was last thought to be active about 300 years ago. Petrel Crater, a maar crater, is located on the east side of the island, and is though to have last erupted in or around 1905. ...more on Wikipedia about "Penguin Island (volcano)"
Fabian von Bellingshausen discovered Peter I Island (in Norwegian Peter 1.s øy) off West Antarctica on January 21 1821. It takes its name after the Russian emperor Peter I. Ola Olstad made the first successful landing on February 2 1929 and claimed the island for Norway. The claim is suspended under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty, like the claims to any other territory south of 60°S. The other Antarctic territory claimed by Norway is Dronning Maud Land. Peter I Island is the only Antarctic claim area under the Antarctic Treaty that is not a sector like all the other areas claimed under the Antarctic Treaty. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter I Island"
The Pleiades is a group of youthful volcanic cones and domes with Mt. Peiones, a small stratovolcano being the dominant volcano and rising 500 m above the Evans Neve Plateau. Three nested summit craters lie at the top of Mt. Pleiones. Taygete Cone in the Pleiades was dated at 3000 years, making it one of the youngest volcanic centres in Antarctica. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pleiades (volcano group)" The view on http://www.shortopedia.com.
Pyramid Mountain ( ) is a mountain resembling a pyramid, rising to 2,120 m between Turnabout Valley and the mouth of Beacon Valley, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. The name seems first to appear on maps of the British Antarctic Expedition ( R.F. Scott), 1910-13, but the mountain was almost certainly seen for the first time during Scott's first expedition, 1901-04. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyramid Mountain (Antarctica)"
Pyramid Peak ( ) is a peak in the southeast part of Destination Nunataks, Victoria Land, rising to 2,565 m. It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Sphinx Peak. Descriptively named by the Northern Party of NZFMCAE, 1962-63. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyramid Peak (Antarctica)"
Riddell Nunataks ( ) is a group of low exposed rock ridges, with snow and ice nearly extending to the summits, lying 5 miles northwest of Anare Nunataks in Mac. Robertson Land. They were discovered by an ANARE ( Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) party led by R.G. Dovers in 1954, and named for Alfred Riddell, carpenter at Mawson Station in 1955. ...more on Wikipedia about "Riddell Nunataks"
Sandercock Nunataks ( ) is an isolated group of nunataks about 45 miles eastsoutheast of the Nye Mountains in Enderby Land. They were discovered and visited in Dec. 1959 by an ANARE ( Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) airborne survey party, and named by ANCA for Squadron Leader J.C. Sandercock, RAAF, officer commanding the Antarctic Flight at Mawson Station, 1959. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sandercock Nunataks"
The Scott Mountains ( ) are a large number of isolated peaks lying south of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land. Discovered on January 13, 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson. He named the feature Scott Range after Capt. Robert F. Scott, RN. The term mountains is considered more appropriate because of the isolation of its individual features. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scott Mountains"
Sentinel Peak ( ) is a conspicuous, pointed peak over 2,000 metres, standing at the north side of Ferrar Glacier and forming the highest point in the south-central part of the Kukri Hills, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Discovered and named by the Discovery expedition 1901-04 under Scott. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sentinel Peak (Antarctica)"
Stanley Peak ( ) is a central summit in the Wilckens Peaks, rising to 1,265 m at the head of Fortuna Glacier, South Georgia. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Lieutenant Commander (later Cdr.) Ian Stanley, Royal Navy, helicopter pilot from HMS Antrim, who carried out a rescue operation in bad weather after two helicopters had crashed on Fortuna Glacier, April 21, 1982. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stanley Peak (Antarctica)"
Toney Mountain is an elongated snow-covered shield volcano, 60 km (38 mi) long and rising to 3,595 m in Richmond Peak, located 56 km (35 mi) SW of Kohler Range in Marie Byrd Land. A 3 km-wide summit caldera tops the volcano, and Holocene eruptions may have had occurred at Toney Mountain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Toney Mountain"
Tula Mountains ( ) is a group of extensive mountains lying immediately eastward of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land, in Antarctica. They were discovered on January 14, 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson and named "Tula Range" by him after John Biscoe's brig, the Tula, from which Biscoe discovered Enderby Land in 1831. The term "mountains" was recommended for the group following an ANARE ( Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) sledge survey in 1958 by G.A. Knuckey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tula Mountains"
Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, located about 1,200 km (750 mi) from the South Pole. The mountain is about 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide. The southern end of the massif is capped by Mount Craddock (4,650m). ...more on Wikipedia about "Vinson Massif"
Vorposten Peak ( ) is an isolated peak (1,670 m) about 25 miles northeast of the Payer Mountains in central Queen Maud Land. This feature was discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition under Ritscher, 1938-39, and named Vorposten (the outpost) because of its location at the eastern extremity of the area explored by the German expedition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vorposten Peak"
Vorterkaka Nunatak ( ) is a rock outcrop 1 miles south of Bleikskoltane Rocks at the southeast extremity of the Sor Rondane Mountains. It was mapped in 1957 by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump, 1946-47, and named Vorterkaka (a round Norwegian sweet bread containing brewer's wort). ...more on Wikipedia about "Vorterkaka Nunatak"
Walker Mountains ( ) is a range of peaks and nunataks which are fairly well separated but trend east-west to form the axis, or spine, of Thurston Island. They were discovered by Rear Admiral Byrd and members of the US Antarctic Service (USAS) in a flight from the ship Bear on February 27, 1940. Named by US-SCAN for Lt. William M. Walker, captain of the United States Exploring Expedition ship Island on March 23, 1839. ...more on Wikipedia about "Walker Mountains"
Wohlthat Mountains ( ) is a large group of associated mountain features consisting of the Humboldt Mountains, Petermann Ranges, and the Gruber Mountains, located immediately east of the Orvin Mountains in central Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition under Ritscher, 1938-39, and named for Councilor of State Helmuth C.H. Wohlthat, who as economist and fiscal officer dealt with the organization of the expedition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wohlthat Mountains" It's time to think about www.shortopedia.com.
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