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Encyclopedia > Mount Terror (Antarctica)
Mount Terror

Mount Terror (right) and Mount Erebus (left) seen from the Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island
Elevation 3,230 metres (10,597 feet)
Location Ross Island, Antarctica
Coordinates 77°31′S 168°32′W
Type Shield volcano (extinct)
Age of rock 820,000-1.75 million years
First ascent 1959
Easiest route snow/ice climb
For mountains named Mount Terror, see Mount Terror.

Mount Terror is a large shield volcano that forms the eastern part of Ross Island. It has numerous cinder cones and domes on the flanks of the shield and is mostly under snow and ice. It is the second largest of the three volcanoes which make up Ross Island and is somewhat overshadowed by its neighbor, Mount Erebus, 30 km (20 mi) to the west. Mt. Terror was named in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross for his second ship, the HMS Terror. Download high resolution version (900x600, 76 KB) Mount Erebus (left) and Mount Terror (right) seen from the Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... It has been suggested that Castle Rock (Antarctica) be merged into this article or section. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... Shield volcano Mauna Kea, a shield volcano, on the Island of Hawai‘i with a light dusting of snow. ... // For other uses, see time scale. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Mount Terror can refer to: Mount Terror in Antarctica Mount Terror in Washington, USA This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shield volcano Mauna Kea, a shield volcano, on the Island of Hawai‘i with a light dusting of snow. ... It has been suggested that Castle Rock (Antarctica) be merged into this article or section. ... PuÊ»u ʻŌʻō, a cinder-and-spatter cone on KÄ«lauea, HawaiÊ»i Volcanic cones are among the simplest volcano formations. ... Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sir James Clark Ross (April 15, 1800 – April 3, 1862), was a British naval officer and explorer. ... HMS Terror in the Arctic HMS Terror was a bomb vessel designed by Sir Henry Peake and constructed by the Royal Navy in the Davy shipyard in Topsham, Devon. ...


The rocks at the summit have not been studied, but lower areas have been studied and rocks from those areas range from 0.82 to 1.75 million years old. Mount Terror shows no signs of volcanic activity more recent than that.


The first ascent of Mt. Terror was made by a New Zealand party in 1959.

Topographic map of Ross Island (1:250,000 scale)
Topographic map of Ross Island (1:250,000 scale)

Terror Point (77°41′ 168°13′), located just below Mt. Terror, is the eastern limit of Fog Bay, 6 km (4 mi) WNW of Cape MacKay on Ross Island. The name was first used by members of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-04, and was apparently applied in association with Mt. Terror which overlooks this point from the northeast. Download high resolution version (1000x800, 165 KB) Topographic map of Ross Island (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Ross Island. ... Download high resolution version (1000x800, 165 KB) Topographic map of Ross Island (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Ross Island. ...


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