West Antarctica Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointVinson Massif (4892 m/16,050 ft)
Area2,158,024 sq km / 833,214 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,756 km / 1,712 mi North-South
4,772 km / 2,965 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long74° 16' S; 100° 40' W
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Map of West Antarctica Ranges
Click on neighboring ranges to navigate to them.

Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.

Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the West Antarctica Ranges.
AntarcticaLevel 1 (Parent)
         West Antarctica RangesLevel 2
                 Antarctic PeninsulaLevel 3 (Child)
                 West Antarctic Ice CapLevel 3 (Child)
                 Ellsworth MountainsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Coastal West AntarcticaLevel 3 (Child)
         Transantarctic MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Antarctica RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the West Antarctica Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Vinson Massif489216,050Ellsworth Mountains
2.Mount Tyree485215,919Ellsworth Mountains
3.Mount Shinn466115,292Ellsworth Mountains
4.Mount Epperly460215,098Ellsworth Mountains
5.Mount Gardner458715,049Ellsworth Mountains
6.Mount Rutford447714,688Ellsworth Mountains
7.Mount Craddock436814,331Ellsworth Mountains
8.Mount Sidley428514,058Coastal West Antarctica
9.Mount Anderson425413,957Ellsworth Mountains
10.Mount Bentley424713,934Ellsworth Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Vinson Massif489216,050Ellsworth Mountains
2.Mount Sidley428514,058Coastal West Antarctica
3.Mount Hope323910,627Antarctic Peninsula
4.Mount Seelig30229915West Antarctic Ice Cap

Photos of Peaks in the West Antarctica Ranges

Vinson Massif
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Summit of Vinson Massif, Antarctica (2007-12-23). Photo by John Starbuck.
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Mount Sidley
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Mount Sidley from the air - V7S #7 (2017-01-11). Photo by James Stone.
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