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

Mount Overlord
    11142 ft (3396 m) .
Location: Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Lat / Long: 73.2° S, 164.6° E
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Extinct
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 10000 ft (3000 m)



Mount Overlord is the highest volcano in Victoria Land, located about 50 miles (80 km) inland from the Ross Sea up the broad valley of the Aviator Glacier. It forms an asymmetrical cone perched on the edge of a plateau above the glacier, topped by an 1.2 mile (0.8 km) diameter caldera. Although most of the cone is ice-covered, exposed volcanic rocks on the western slope have been dated to about 7 million years, so Mount Overlord is almost certainly long extinct.

Some useful links:  

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



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


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