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| Mount Melbourne seen from the ice-covered Ross Sea
(photo by Michael Van Woert, NOAA)   <click to enlarge>

Mount Melbourne
    8963 ft (2732 m) .
Location: Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Lat / Long: 74.4° S, 164.7° E
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active (fumaroles), last eruption around 1750
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: up to 8900 ft (2700 m)



Mount Melbourne is a spectacular stratovolcanic cone located on the edge of the Ross Sea, about 80 miles (130 km) south of Mount Overlord. Unlike many of the other Antarctic volcanoes, Melbourne is still active with fumaroles along the summit crater and several warm, ice-free areas on the upper slopes. These warm areas harbor rare high-altitude Antarctic plants and microbial life, and they are designated as an Antarctic Specially Protected Area. The last eruption from Melbourne was probably within the past several hundred years.

Some useful links:  

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



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


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