List of Ultras of Antarctica

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This is a list of all the Ultra prominent peaks (with topographic prominence greater than 1,500 metres) in Antarctica. Some islands in the South Atlantic have also been included and can be found at the end of the list.



Mount Erebus, Ross Island Mt erebus.jpg
Mount Erebus, Ross Island
Mount Sidley, Marie Byrd Land MountSidleyCaldera.jpg
Mount Sidley, Marie Byrd Land
Mount Foster, Smith Island Mount-Foster.jpg
Mount Foster, Smith Island
Mount Friesland, Livingston Island Presian.jpg
Mount Friesland, Livingston Island
A view of both Mount Erebus (left) and Mount Terror (right), Ross Island ErebusTerror.jpg
A view of both Mount Erebus (left) and Mount Terror (right), Ross Island
NoPeakCountryElevation (m)Prominence (m)Col (m)
1 Vinson Massif Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,8924,8920
2 Mount Erebus Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Ross Island)3,7943,7940
3 Mount Siple Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Siple Island)3,1103,1100
4 Mount Stephenson Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Alexander Island)2,9872,9870
5 Mount Français Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Anvers Island)2,7602,7600
6 Mount Minto Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,1652,6161549
7 Mount Kirkpatrick Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,5282,6011927
8 Mount Parry Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Brabant Island)2,5202,5200
9 Mount Sidley Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,2852,5171768
10 Mount Miller Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,1602,3541806
11 Mount Lister Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,0252,3251700
12 Mount Gaudry Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Adelaide Island)2,3152,3150
13 Mount Hope Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,2392,242997
14 Mount Takahe Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,4602,1341316
15 Mount Foster Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Smith Island)2,1052,1050
16 Mount Markham Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,3502,1032247
17 Mount Paris Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Alexander Island)2,8962,058838
18 Mount Murphy Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 2,7052,055650
19 Hawkes Heights Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Coulman Island)2,0002,0000
20 Mount Irving Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Clarence Island)1,9501,9500
21 Toney Mountain Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,5951,9461649
22unnamedFlag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Alexander Island)2,4861,939547
23 Mount Murchison Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,5011,9271574
24 Mount Supernal Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,6551,8041851
25 Mount Kaplan Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,2301,7832447
26 Mount Frakes Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,6751,7801895
27 Mount Friesland Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Livingston Island)1,7001,7000
28 Mount Melbourne Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 2,7301,6991031
29 Mount Terror Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Ross Island)3,2301,6961534
30 Mount Elizabeth Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,4801,6572823
31 Lars Christensen Peak Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Peter I Island)1,6401,6400
32 Dome A Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,0911,6392452
33 Mount Discovery Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 2,6801,6371043
34 Mount Verne Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Pourquoi Pas Island)1,6321,6320
35 Mount Haddington Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (James Ross Island)1,6301,6300
36 Mount McClintock Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 3,4901,6211869
37 Mount Brewster Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 2,0251,598427
38 Brown Peak Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica (Sturge Island)1,5241,5240
39 Mount Morning Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 2,7251,5151210
40 Mount Anderson Flag of Antarctica.svg  Antarctica 4,2541,5042750

South Atlantic

Mount Paget, South Georgia Thatcher-Peninsula.jpg
Mount Paget, South Georgia
NoPeakCountryElevation (m)Prominence (m)Col (m)
1 Mount Paget Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2,9342,9340
2 Queen Mary's Peak Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunha)2,0622,0620
3 Mount Carse Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2,3301,720610


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Mount Markham

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Mount Discovery Volcano in Victoria Land, Antarctica

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Mount Frakes

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Mount Français

Mount Français is a mountain which forms the summit of Anvers Island, Antarctica standing southeast of the center of the island and 6 miles north of Borgen Bay. Mount Français has an elevation of 2,760 metres (9,055 ft) and is part of the Trojan mountain range.

Mount McClintock Mountain in Antarctica - claimed (and the highest peak) of Australia

Mount McClintock is the highest mountain in the Britannia Range in Antarctica, surmounting the south end of Forbes Ridge, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mount Olympus. It was discovered by the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and named for Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock, Royal Navy, a member of the Ship Committee for the expedition.

Smarts Mountain

Smarts Mountain is a 3,238-foot-high (987 m) mountain in the town of Lyme in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Smarts is flanked to the north by Mount Cube, at 2,909 feet (887 m), and to the southwest by Holts Ledge, at 2,110 feet (640 m). Although of only moderate elevation, Smarts is separated from the southwestern White Mountains by Oliverian Notch, a fairly low pass traversed by New Hampshire Route 25 southwest of Mount Moosilauke. That gives Smarts a relative height of 2,190 ft (670 m), which makes it one of twelve mountains in New Hampshire with a prominence over 2,000 ft (610 m).

Mount Arlan

Mount Arlan is an 1,880-metre (6,168 ft) peak in the western plains of Turkmenistan in Balkan Province. Mount Arlan stands about 2,000 metres above the shore of the below-sea level Caspian Sea. It is the highest point of the Balkan Daglary range. The town of Balkanabat, the capital of Balkan Province, lies 25 km to the southwest.

Ultra-prominent peak

An ultra-prominent peak, or Ultra for short, is a mountain summit with a topographic prominence of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) or more; it is also called a P1500. There are approximately 1,524 such peaks on Earth. Some well-known peaks, such as the Matterhorn and Eiger, are not Ultras because they are connected to higher mountains by high cols and therefore do not achieve enough topographic prominence.

Topographic isolation

The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum distance to a point of equal elevation, representing a radius of dominance in which the peak is the highest point. It can be calculated for small hills and islands as well as for major mountain peaks, and can even be calculated for submarine summits.

Mount Supernal

Mount Supernal is a large double summit mountain (3,655 m) surmounting the southeast corner of Hercules Neve and the heads of the Gair and Meander Glaciers, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The feature has at times been mistaken for Mount Murchison. Named by the northern party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1962–63, because of its prominent and lofty appearance.

Mount Lister

Mount Lister is a massive mountain, 4,025 metres (13,200 ft) high, forming the highest point in the Royal Society Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) which named it for Lord Joseph Lister, President of the Royal Society, 1895–1900.

Mount Gaudry

Mount Gaudry is a mountain, 2,315 metres (7,600 ft) high, rising close southwest of Mount Barre and 5 nautical miles (9 km) north-northwest of Mount Liotard in the southern part of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who named it after Albert Gaudry, a prominent French paleontologist.

Mount Verne

Mount Verne is a mountain standing 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Bongrain Point and dominating the south part of Pourquoi Pas Island, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was first sighted and roughly surveyed in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition under Charcot, and then resurveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). It was named by them for Jules Verne, the author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Other features on Pourquoi Pas Island are named after characters in this book.

Mount Brewster (Antarctica)

Mount Brewster is a small peak (2,025 m) that rises above the general level of the central part of Daniell Peninsula and marks its greatest elevation, in Victoria Land. Named in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross for Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist.

Mount Murchison (Victoria Land)

Mount Murchison is a mountain in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Sources differ as to whether Murchison is the highest peak of the Mountaineer Range; or the second highest if Mount Supernal is considered part of the range.

Maja e Çikës

The Maja e Çikës, at 2,044 metres (6,706 ft) above sea level, is the highest peak of the Ceraunian Mountains. The Ceraunians extends approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) along the Albanian Riviera in a northwesterly direction from Sarandë to the Karaburun Peninsula. With a prominence of 1,563 metres (5,128 ft), Maja e Çikës is the 85th most prominent mountain peak in Europe.