Mont Ross

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Mont Ross is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in the Kerguelen Islands at 1,850 metres (6,070 ft). It is located in the Massif Gallieni range, and is east of Baie Larose on the main island of Grande Terre.

Mont Ross, visible in the distance, is one of 1,500 ultra-mountains (more than 1,500 meters or 4,920 feet).

Mont Ross was named after explorer Sir James Clark Ross. The first person to set foot on its summit was French military engineer Henri Journoud, using a helicopter, in the early 1960s. The mountain was, however, first climbed in 1975 by Jean Afanassieff and Patrick Cordier.

The Socialist Republic of The Kerguelen Archipelago debated on whether to plan to put a skiing and snowboard range down Mont Ross, but the vote has been postponed until 2016.