World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Cordillera Darwin

Cordillera Darwin
NASA oblique image
Highest point
Peak Mont Shipton
Country Chile
State Magallanes Region
Range coordinates

The Cordillera Darwin is an extensive mountain range mantled by an ice field that is located in Chile.[1]


  • Description 1
  • Major peaks 2
  • See also 3
  • Line notes 4
  • References 5


It is located in the southwestern portion of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, entirely within the Chilean territory. It is part of the longest Andes range and includes the highest mountains in Tierra del Fuego, with elevations reaching over 2,000 m (6,600 ft); The ice field of the Cordillera Darwin covers an area greater than 2,300 square kilometres (890 sq mi).[2] The Darwin Range extends in a west-east direction from the Monte Sarmiento (located in the vicinity of Magdalena Channel) to Yendegaia Valley. It is bounded by the Almirantazgo Fjord on the north and the Beagle Channel on the south. The range is named after Charles Darwin and is the most important feature of Alberto de Agostini National Park, which includes a number of well-known glaciers including the Marinelli Glacier, which is now under prolonged retreat as of 2008.[3]

In October 2011, a team of French mountaineers from the French Army's Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne announced the first crossing of the Cordillera Darwin in a 29-day trip which included an ascent of Mount Darwin, the highest peak in the range.[4]

Major peaks

Stoppani Glacier in Cordillera Darwin

See also

Line notes

  1. ^ La Cordillera Darwin, 2006
  2. ^ USGS, 1999
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, 2008
  4. ^ Darwin Cordillera: French mountaineers become first to cross Chilean range in historic climb, Daily Telegraph, October 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-06.


  • C. Michael Hogan. 2008 , ed. Andy BurnhamMegalithic Portal, Bahia Wulaia Dome Middens
  • Southern Patagonia Icefield and Southernmost Andes IcefieldUnited States Geological Survey (USGS). 1999.
  • Darwin exploration by the French explorer Christian Clot Darwin exploration (In French)

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 World 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.