Antarctica is the land of towering peaks, raging wind, wild
ocean birds and sea creatures ... the last true wild place.
Antarctica is the vast uninhabited continent covered by an
ice sheet surrounding the South Pole. Layered in this ice
is the history of the earth's atmosphere and climate over
the last 10,000 years.
Jutting up from the Polar Plateau along the Ross Ice Shelf
is the Queen Maud Mountain range which runs from Antarctica,
along the floor of the ocean, and into South America as the
Andes. In this range of mountains sits Mount Vaughan, 10,302',
positioned between Amundsen Glacier and Scott Glacier. It
is 450 miles inland on the edge of Ross Ice Shelf 85 degrees
55 minutes S, 155 degrees 50 minutes W.
Map of Mount Vaughan
and Vaughan Glacier