Antarctica is home to the Gamburtsev Mountains, a range of steep peaks that rise to nearly 3,000 meters (9,000 ft) and stretch 1,200 km (750 mi) across the interior of the continent. What’s even more interesting is that these mountains are completely buried under up to 4,800 m (15,750 ft) of ice!
The Gamburtsev Mountains were discovered in 1958 by a Soviet expedition and are believed to be about 34 million years old. Scientists are still studying these mountains to learn more about their formation and history. Despite being buried under ice, the Gamburtsev Mountains play an important role in the formation of Antarctica’s ice sheet by directing the flow of ice.