World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mount Roots

Article Id: WHEBN0001339960
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mount Roots  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinity Island, Willis Islands, Black Rocks, South Georgia, Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Husvik
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Mount Roots

Location of Mt. Roots
Mount Roots
Elevation: 2,270 metres (7,447 feet)
Location: South Georgia
Range: Allardyce Range
First ascent: January 2001
Easiest route: snow/ice climb

Mount Roots is a mainly snow-covered Nordenskjold Glacier, 6 km (4 mi) ESE of Mount Paget. Its western peak rises to 2,158 m; its eastern peak to 2,270 m. The mountain, fifth highest on the island, is a prominent feature and presumably was known to whalers and sealers in South Georgia at an early date.

It was roughly surveyed in the period 1925-30 by SGS, 1951-52. Named by the UK-APC for James W. Roots, a member of the SGS, 1951-52.

The first ascent was made by British climbers Will Manners and Stuart Macdonald on the north buttress in January 2001.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.