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Translation  Newton Peak (English)
Age of rock  Late Silurian
Elevation  1,717 m
Listing  Ultra-prominent peak
Location  Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Mountain type  Granite
Prominence  1,717 m
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First ascent  4 August 1900, Helge Backlund
Similar  Perriertoppen, Ingeborgfjellet, Fuglefjella, Alkhornet, Store Lenangstind

Newtontoppen (Newton Peak) is the largest and highest mountain in Svalbard, at 1,713 m. Its peak is the highest point on Svalbard. It is located at the north east corner on the island of Spitsbergen. The mountain is mostly made of Silurian granite. The mountain was first ascended by Helge Backlund on 4 August 1900.

Contents

Map of Newtontoppen, Jan Mayen Island

The name

The mountain was named after Isaac Newton in 1898. The surrounding mountains were named after other famous astronomers and mathematicians the same year.

References

Newtontoppen Wikipedia


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