West Antarctica

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West Antarctica is the region of Antarctica that falls in the Western Hemisphere.


  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Coats Land
  • Ellsworth Land
  • Marie Byrd Land - the largest area in the world that isn't claimed by any sovereign nation.


(Outside of the Antarctic Peninsula region)

Other destinations[edit]

  • Ellsworth Mountains
  • Thiel Mountains
  • Pensacola Mountains
  • Queen Maud Mountains
  • Whitmore Mountains



Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • Bentley Subglacial Trench — the lowest point in the world not covered by oceans
  • Mount Sidley. Antarctica's highest volcano (extinct), at a whopping 4181 meters.
  • Vinson Massif (Mount Vinson) — the highest point in Antarctica, 4,892 meters (16,050 feet); climbs can be arranged by international travel agencies (for some tens of thousands of dollars (US) per person), and take around 14 days round trip from Punta Arenas. Aside from the weather and the absurd difficulties involved in transport there, the climb is supposed to be pretty easy, especially by "seven summits" standards.


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