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Name StatusOfficial ValidatedFeatureMountainNZ Gazette Reference2012 (53) p.1477DatumRSRGD2000GeoTag PositionDescriptionA conspicuous isolated volcanice cone, 2770m high, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and south-eastward of the Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the north-western portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the NAE, 1901-04, and named for the expedition ship Discovery. It is the most symmetrical of all the large craters and rises in a graceful dome, sheathed almost up to its summit in ice. It forms the centre of a three-armed mass of which Brown Island is one extension to the north-east; Minna Bluff is a second to the south-east; and the third is Mt Morning, which is really a part of the mainland. It has never been visited, in spite of the fact that there are no greater obstacles than rough ice in the way. It has a most striking appearance, its bell-like dome reminding one of Mt Egmont, in the North Island of New Zealand. On its southern side it is almost entirely covered with snow and ice, but on the north there is so much bare rock that at midsummer one could almost ascend the mountain on rock entriely, certainly up to 2400m.
: A US army HU-1B Iriquois Helicopter awaits engine change atop 9000 foot Mt Discovery near McMurdo Station
Antarctica NZ (7th Oct 2014). Mount Discovery. In Website Antarctica NZ. Retrieved 11th May 2021 22:32, from https://adam.antarcticanz.govt.nz/nodes/view/21268