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Mount McClintock is the highest mountain (3,490 m / 11,456 ft) in the Britannia Range in Australian Antarctic Territory, surmounting the south end of Forbes Ridge, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mount Olympus. It is also higher than all other peaks of Australia, including all external territories. It was discovered by the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and named for Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock, Royal Navy, a member of the Ship Committee for the expedition.

Mount McClintock
Highest point
Elevation 3,490 m (11,450 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,621 m (5,318 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433Coordinates: 80°13′S 157°26′E / 80.217°S 157.433°E / -80.217; 157.433
Geography
Location Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory
Parent range Britannia Range

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  1. ^ a b c "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-09-04.

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