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Encyclopedia > Mount Tyree
Mount Tyree
Elevation: 4,852 metres (15,918 feet)
Latitude: 78 24′ S
Longitude: 85 55′ W
Location: Antarctica
Range: Sentinel Range
First ascent: 1966 (?)
Easiest route: rock/snow climb


Mount Tyree is the second highest mountain of Antarctica located 13 kilometres northwest of Vinson Massif (4,897m), the highest peak of the continent.


Mt. Tyree was discovered in January 1958 during reconnaissance flights by the US Navy VX-6 squadron, and mapped later that month by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse Party. The mountain was named for Rear Admiral David M. Tyree, who was commander of the U.S. Naval Support Force in Antarctica, from April 14, 1959 to November 26, 1962.


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