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Prince Albert Mountains

Region(s): Antarctica, Antarctica
Parent Range: Transantarctic Mountains
Max. Elevation: 4 025 m / 13 205 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 510 miles / 822 km
Average Width: 397 miles / 247 km

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Range Name(s): Prince Albert Mountains
Max. Elevation: 4 025 m / 13 205 ft
Region(s): Antarctica
Location: Antarctica, Antarctica
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Parent Range: Transantarctic Mountains
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
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Average Length: 510 miles / 822 km
Average Width: 397 miles / 247 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
Convenience Center(s): Antarctic research center McMurdo Station
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Location

Antarctica, Antarctica
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    Journey to the Prince Albert Mountains can be the most vivid, complicated and impressive adventure of your life. There are many unclimbed peaks and fantastic landscapes. Most of mountains in Antarctica are not active volcanoes, and they are not very dangerous. Climbing in the Antarctica mountains can be daunting at times, however, because to the often frigid temperatures and strong winds. Here the largest scientific continent base station McMurdo is located, where many of the expeditions starts. In fact it's a real town - it has buildings, roads, cars and even lampposts and post-office. Antarctica might not be the most highly visited destination in the world, but the few tourists who manage to make it here every year would likely recommend it without delay.
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    The Prince Albert Mountains are a major mountain system in Antarctica. Discovered by Sir James Clark Ross, Feb. 17, 1841, and named by him for His Royal Highness Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria of England. First exploration of the mountains was by British expeditions in the early 1900s; detailed survey and mapping was accomplished by New Zealand and American expeditions in the 1950s and 1960s.
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    Located in Victoria Land. In the north, bordering the Concord Mountains, and in the south - Queen Alexandra Range
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    At least two active volcanoes can be found in Antarctica, and one of them erupted in January 2008. Before this recent eruption, Mt Erebus the southernmost active volcano on earth on Prince Albert Mountains in the Ross Island, was the continent's only active volcano.

     

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