Name details

Mount Biscoe

Biscoe, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Biscoe  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1656

Feature type: Mountain


This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:


A distinctive, black, rock peak on the coast of Enderby Land. Seen from the Discovery by BANZARE (1929-31) and named by Sir Douglas Mawson after John Biscoe, who is thought to have discovered the feature on 13 March, 1931, and called it Cape Ann. Mawson applied the name Cape Ann to a point on the coast nearby. Its position was fixed by ANARE survey party in 1957.

Named For


66° 13' 24.0" S
Accurate to 75m
51° 21' 28.5" E
Accurate to 75m
518 m
Accurate to 17m


©AAD Non-commercial use only 1985
Catalogue id
Photo shows Mt Biscoe ice conditions in morning of day Nella Dan became beset. Nella Dan was beset off the Enderby Coast out from Mount Biscoe. The ice was 13 feet thick and held the Nella Dan for 52 days from October, until released by the Japanese 30,000 horsepower icebreaker Shirase
Butler, Rowan



Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
ASTER Global DEM Version 2
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Source Publisher:
NASA and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable


Prior to 30 May 2018 the elevation given was 700 m, sourced from 1:1M National Mapping map SQ39/40 published in 1974.

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