Mount Paget


Mount Paget
Mount Paget

Location of Mt. Paget
Elevation 2,935 m (9,629 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,935 m (9,629 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location
Location South Georgia
Range Allardyce Range
Coordinates 54°26′S 36°33′W / 54.433°S 36.55°W / -54.433; -36.55Coordinates: 54°26′S 36°33′W / 54.433°S 36.55°W / -54.433; -36.55
Climbing
First ascent Combined Services Expedition (British military) led by Commander Malcolm Burley, 30 December 1964
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Mount Paget is a summit of Allardyce Range on the South Atlantic/Antarctic island of South Georgia. It is the highest peak in the island of South Georgia, and any territory of the United Kingdom. However, a higher peak still, Mount Jackson, lies within the British Antarctic Territory.

It is a saddle-shaped mountain, marking the highest point of the Allardyce Range in the central part of South Georgia. This feature was known to early sealers and whalers at South Georgia, and the name has long been established through general usage.[1] It is clearly visible from Grytviken and King Edward Point.

Mount Paget


References

  • Stonehouse, B (ed.) Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans (2002, ISBN 0 471 9866 58)



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