Antarctic mountain heights re-measured
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Antarctic mountain heights re-measured

Britain has a new tallest mountain.

Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft).

Hope is now put at 3,239m (10,626ft); Jackson is 3,184m (10,446ft).

Dr Peter Fretwell from the British Antarctic Survey spoke with our science correspondent Jonathan Amos.

  • 11 Dec 2017