Mawson Peak

Mawson Peak is Australia's highest Peak (less the Antarctic Continent) and is situated on Heard Island in the Southern Ocean some 4500 kilometres South West of Perth, Western Australia. Heard Island is a world heritage island upon which is situated the remnants of the 1947- 1955 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition Station. Heard Island is situated on a volcanic plateau, with the last recorded eruption being 1996. The isolation of the Peak makes the safe delivery of teams to the island only possible by a long boat voyage. Mawson Peak was first climbed in 1963.

Elevation (feet): 9,006
Elevation (meters): 2,745
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Latitude: -53.098147
Longitude: 73.521881
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1963
Nearest major airport: Nil
Convenient Center: Nil

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Mawson Peak.

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  • Log #14291 - by 1999/2000 Australian Army Alpine Association Heard Island Expedition on Nov 18, 2000
    The long (but well worth reading) saga is as follows..... ëThe Captain's Route' Mawson Peak, Heard Island Nov 99- Jan 00 By Tim Curtis Expedition Team Members- Robb Clifton, Matt...