Antarctica is the fifth largest continent and is located the farthest to the south. 98% of it is covered by ice, which can be up to 1 mile thick in places. It is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent and is considered to have the largest desert in the world. It also has one of the most interesting mountain ranges. But, no matter how interesting and beautiful it may seem, you won’t catch me planning my next vacation to this isolated spot.
The Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) are a mountain range in Antarctica which reach across from Cape Adare to Coats Land. They cover the entire length of the continent, dividing it into east and the west. The highest mountains reach 14, 764 feet above sea level and are some of the only places in Antarctica that are not covered in snow and ice.