"Having climbed a mountain in Antarctica one then starts work; there will be no shaking hands and beaming at each other, for there is no glory on the first ascent of an Antarctic peak — only four to nine hours of great discomfort and frustration standing behind a theodolite waiting for the cloud to lift or the wind to drop so that the observations may be taken." — Herbert W., 1962.
RadarSat images © 1997 Canadian Space Agency, used with permission.
This is a list of the main mountain ranges and isolated summits of Antarctica. The snow Domes have been excluded, as well as a couple of minor 'hills' and tiny islands around the continent. Unfortunately I haven't climbed any of those mountains, only scary icebergs and very flat snow domes. So if you are preparing an expedition to any of those mountains you have to take us with you...
For a lot more about Antarctic climbing, I refer you to a recent book listing all known ascents: The Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology by Damien Gildea; A list of first ascents of mountains in Antarctica, 1817-1998. Published by Damien Gildea, Australia, 1998. ISBN 0-646-36129-5. Available there. It was the inspiration for this page. And if you want to know more about what lurks in Antarctic mountains, you might want to read this...
Go full screen to see both maps next to each others.