Shackleton Coast

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Shackleton Coast

 

the northeastern slope of the Transantarctic Mountains in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Ice Shelf between 80°30’ and 83°31’ S lat. Shackleton coast, which measures about 350 km in length, is an almost continuous chain of mountain ranges separated by outlet glaciers. The summits rise to more than 3,000 m. The slopes of the mountains are separated from the Ross Ice Shelf by steep ice precipices and broad crevasses. Discovered in 1902 by R. F. Scott’s expedition, the coast is named in honor of E. Shackleton.

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