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Cordillera Darwin

The Cordillera Darwin is an extensive mountain range mantled by an ice field. 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; The ice field of the Cordillera Darwin covers an area greter than 2300 square kilometers. 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.

Major peaks

Monte Darwin

Monte Sarmiento

Monte Italia

Monte Bove

Monte Roncagli

Monte Luis de Saboya

Monte Della Vedova

Monte Buckland

See also

Ainsworth Bay, Chile


C. Michael Hogan. 2008 Bahia Wulaia Dome Middens, Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham

United States Geological Survey (USGS). 1999. Southern Patagonia Icefield and Southernmost Andes Icefield

La Cordillera Darwin. 2006. (In French)

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