Mount Christmas

Mount Christmas (81°54′S 161°56′E / 81.900°S 161.933°E / -81.900; 161.933Coordinates: 81°54′S 161°56′E / 81.900°S 161.933°E / -81.900; 161.933) is a uniform sharp peak, 1,745 metres (5,725 ft) high, standing 9 nautical miles (17 km) west-southwest of Cape May, in the Nash Range of Antarctica. It was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, and so named because it was the most salient feature in view when the polar party was abreast of it on Christmas Day, December 25, 1902.[1]

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  1. ^ "Christmas, Mount". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-12.

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