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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Discovery, Mount (NZL) 78° 22' 00.0" S 165° 01' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 113158 Place ID: 3674

A conspicuous isolated volcanice cone, 2770m high, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and south-eastward of the Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the north-western portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the NAE, 1901-04, and named for the expedition ship Discovery. It is the most symmetrical of all the large craters and rises in a graceful dome, sheathed almost up to its summit in ice. It forms the centre of a three-armed mass of which Brown Island is one extension to the north-east; Minna Bluff is a second to the south-east; and the third is Mt Morning, which is really a part of the mainland. It has never been visited, in spite of the fact that there are no greater obstacles than rough ice in the way. It has a most striking appearance, its bell-like dome reminding one of Mt Egmont, in the North Island of New Zealand. On its southern side it is almost entirely covered with snow and ice, but on the north there is so much bare rock that at midsummer one could almost ascend the mountain on rock entirely, certainly up to 2400m.

Discovery, Mount (RUS) 78° 22' 00.0" S 165° 00' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 117712 Place ID: 3674

Discovery, Mount (USA) 78° 22' 00.0" S 165° 01' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 124385 Place ID: 3674

A conspicuous, isolated volcanic cone, 2,680 m, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and E of Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the NW portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. It forms the center of a three-armed mass of which Brown Peninsula is one extension to the N.; Minna Bluff is a second to the E.; the third is Mount Morning to the west. Discovered by the BrNAE (1901-04) and named for their expedition ship Discovery.

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