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

Mount Morning
    8934 ft (2723 m) .
Location: Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Lat / Long: 78.5° S, 163.5° E
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Extinct
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 8500 ft (2600 m)



Mount Morning lies just to the southwest of Mount Discovery, with their summits only about 20 miles (30 km) apart and their flanks joined by a broad 3500 ft (1100 m) high saddle. Although Mount Morning is much less visible from most common viewpoints (especially from Ross Island), it is roughly the same size as Discovery and is in fact slightly higher. The similarity ends there, though, as Morning is topped by a 3 mile (5 km) wide summit caldera and tests have revealed that it is the oldest volcano in the entire Erebus region, over 14 million years old (almost three times the age of Mount Discovery).

Some useful links:  

    United States Antarctic Resource Center
    USGS Atlas of Antarctic Research (online maps & photos)
   
   
Topographic map of Mounts Morning and Discovery (1:250,000 scale)
    from USGS Mount Discovery
    <click to enlarge>



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


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