Wickham Heights

The Wickham Heights (Spanish: Alturas Rivadavia)[1] are a rugged chain of mountains on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. They include the island group's highest peak, Mount Usborne, Mount Wickham and are partly contiguous with No Man's Land. The slopes of Wickham Heights feature numerous stone runs, some of them extending up to 5 km.

Berkeley Sound with Wickham Heights in the background

The Wickham Heights are in the northern portion of East Falkland, running east and west, and rising in some places to a height of nearly 2,000 feet (610 m).[2] They form the "spine" of the East Falkland, north of Lafonia.

Rivers and streams such as the Malo River and San Carlos River spring in the Wickham Heights.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE TOPONYMY OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS AS RECORDED ON MAPS AND IN GAZETTEERS" (PDF).
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Falkland Islands" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 151.

Coordinates: 51°43′S 58°41′W / 51.72°S 58.68°W / -51.72; -58.68