Welcome to Mts Erebus & Terror

Mt Erebus was first climbed in 1908 by a party from Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition. A geological curiosity, Erebus emits about 80g of metallic gold crystals each day. It is also one of only a handful of volcanoes in the world with a permanent convecting-lava lake. Researchers developed a DNA-testing technique to reduce crime-solving delays by using an enzyme from a microorganism found at a volcanic vent on Erebus.

In the area near Erebus’ summit crater, the atmosphere’s acrid mix of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids and sulfur dioxide caused volcanologists to give it the nickname ‘Nausea Knob.’

Mt Terror (3230m) is an extinct volcano that is separated from Mt Erebus by Mt Terra Nova.

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