Mount Blackburn (Antarctica)

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Mount Blackburn
Mount Blackburn is located in Antarctica
Mount Blackburn
Mount Blackburn
Position in Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation3,275 m (10,745 ft)
Coordinates86°17′S 147°16′W / 86.283°S 147.267°W / -86.283; -147.267Coordinates: 86°17′S 147°16′W / 86.283°S 147.267°W / -86.283; -147.267
LocationMarie Byrd Land, Antarctica

Mount Blackburn is a massive, flat-topped mountain, 3,275 metres (10,745 ft) high, standing just east of the Scott Glacier where it surmounts the southwest end of California Plateau and the Watson Escarpment, in the Queen Maud Mountains.

It was discovered by and named for Quin A. Blackburn, geologist, leader of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party which sledged the length of Scott Glacier in December 1934.

See also[edit]

  • Roaring Ridge - spur 3.5 nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the mountain.