Mount Jackson (Antarctica)

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Mount Jackson
Southeast ridge of Mount Jackson

Southeast ridge of Mount Jackson

height 3184  m
location Palmerland , Antarctic Peninsula
Mountains Dyer Plateau
Coordinates 71 ° 21 '51 "  S , 63 ° 24' 44"  W Coordinates: 71 ° 21 '51 "  S , 63 ° 24' 44"  W
Mount Jackson (Antarctica) (Antarctic Peninsula)
Mount Jackson (Antarctica)
First ascent November 23, 1964 John Cunningham

The Mount Jackson ( Spanish Monte Jackson ) is a 3184 m (according to other sources 3050 or 4190 m) high mountain in Palmer land on the Antarctic Peninsula . It rises at the southeast end of the Dyer Plateau . It has two peaks in the south and west, which are separated by a wide cirque that opens to the north. The mountain is also known as Mount Andrew Jackson and Mount Ernest Gruening , and is located in the Antarctic areas of Argentina , Chile and Great Britain as agreed in the Antarctic Treaty . This made it the highest mountain in an area claimed by Great Britain until 2017 . Studies published by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in 2017 showed that Mount Hope is around 50 meters higher, making it the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.

Mount Jackson was discovered during an expedition by members of the United States Antarctic Program (1939-1941) during an overflight. The discovery was later confirmed by the ground team. The name is reminiscent of Andrew Jackson , the seventh President of the United States . Jackson approved the United States Exploring Expedition led by Charles Wilkes (1838–1942).

Web links

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Individual evidence

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