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| Aerial view of Mount Berlin from the northwest
(U.S. Navy photo)   <click to enlarge>

Mount Berlin
    11411 ft (3478 m) .
Location: Flood Range of western
Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Lat / Long: 76.1° S, 135.8° W
Volcanic Type: Shield volcano
Volcanic Status: Active (fumaroles)
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 7000 ft (2100 m)



Mount Berlin is the highest volcano in the western part of Marie Byrd Land and the sixth highest overall in Antarctica. This is an impressive mountain, a broad shield surmounted by a steeper summit cone capped by a 1.2 mile (2 km) wide caldera. Steaming fumaroles have been observed along the rim of the crater, revealing that Mount Berlin must still be considered active. The base of the volcano is completely surrounded by the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, with an exposure above ice level of about 7000 ft (2100 m) on the north side and 5000 ft (1500 m) on the south side.

Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Mount Berlin
    United States Antarctic Resource Center
    USGS Atlas of Antarctic Research (online maps & photos)
   
   
Topographic map of Mounts Berlin and Moulton (1:250,000 scale)
    from USGS Mount Berlin, Hull Glacier, and Mount Kosciusko
    <click to enlarge>



      More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


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