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Range Name(s): Victory Mountains, Горы Победы     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 3 295 m / 10 810 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): Antarctica     Average Length: 129 miles / 208 km
Location: Antarctica:     Average Width: Please update
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Parent Range: Transantarctic Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Christchurch International Airport (CHC);
National Park(s): Please update     Convenience Center(s): Antarctic research center McMurdo Station;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

Journey to the Victory 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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DESCRIPTION Edit

The Victory Mountains is a compact mountain system in Antarctica. The division between this mountain system and the Concord Mountains (to the northwest) is less precise but apparently lies in the vicinity of Thomson Peak.

LOCATION Edit

Situated in Victoria Land and bounded primarily by Mariner and Tucker glaciers and the Ross Sea.

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• The summits and dry valleys of the Transantarctic Mountains are some of the few places in Antarctica not covered by ice. The Dry Valleys lie near McMurdo Sound and represent a special Antarctic phenomenon: landscapes that are snow and ice free due to the extremely limited precipitation and ablation of ice in the valleys.

 

• 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 Ross Island in the McMurdo Sound, was the continent's only active volcano.

 

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