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| Mount Erebus (left) and Mount Terror (right)
seen from the Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island
(photo by John Bortniak, NOAA)   <click to enlarge>

Mount Terror
    10597 ft (3230 m) .
Location: Eastern part of Ross Island, Antarctica
Lat / Long: 77.5° S, 168.5° E
Volcanic Type: Shield volcano with cinder cones
Volcanic Status: Dormant / extinct
First Ascent: New Zealand party, 1959
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 10000 ft (3000 m)



Mount Terror is the second largest of the three volcanoes which make up Ross Island, a broad shield which is quite literally overshadowed by its loftier and more famous neighbor, Mount Erebus. Nevertheless, a volcano which offers an uninterrupted ski descent of over two vertical miles (3200 m) is impressive by any standard, and a worthwhile second destination as part of a trip to Erebus. Mount Terror shows no signs of recent volcanic activity, and the age of its lavas is about one million years.

Some useful links:  

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



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


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