Mount Adam (Falkland Islands)

Mount Adam (Spanish: "Monte Independencia/Monte Beaufort") is a mountain on West Falkland, part of the Hill Cove Mountains range. It is the highest mountain on West Falkland and is the second highest in the islands.[2] It has the remains of glacial cirques on it, and is of similar height to Mount Usborne on East Falkland. Its summit is at 2,300 feet (700 m).[3] It is south west of Mount Edgeworth. The closest settlements are Hill Cove to the North, and Chartres to the South.

Mount Adam
Highest point
Elevation2,290 ft (700 m)[1]
Prominence2,290 ft (700 m)[1]
Coordinates51°35′06″S 60°02′04″W[1]
LocationWest Falkland, Falkland Islands, south Atlantic Ocean
Parent rangeHill Cove Mountains

As one of the highest mountains of the Falklands, it experienced some glaciation. The handful of mountains over 2,000 feet (610 m) have:

"pronounced corries with small glacial lakes at their bases, morainic ridges deposited below the corries suggest that the glaciers and ice domes were confined to areas of maximum elevation with other parts of the islands experiencing a periglacial climate"[4]


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  2. "Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles". Archived from the original on 31 July 2003. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  3. "Falkland Islands Information Web - Geography". Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  4. Strange, Ian (1983) The Falkland Islands
  • Stonehouse, B (ed.) Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans (2002, ISBN 0-471-98665-8)
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