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The Matterhorn (77°40′S 162°27′E / 77.667°S 162.450°E / -77.667; 162.450Coordinates: 77°40′S 162°27′E / 77.667°S 162.450°E / -77.667; 162.450) is a peak on Roa Ridge in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It stands 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) high, surmounting the north wall of Taylor Valley between Lacroix Glacier and Matterhorn Glacier. It was so named by Griffith Taylor of the British Antarctic Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott, 1910–13, because of its resemblance to the Matterhorn, the famous Swiss mountain.

On the mountain's south side is Campbell Terrace, a relatively horizontal ice-free area with a median elevation of 1,050 m (3,440 ft). It is bounded by the lower margins of Matterhorn Glacier, Lacroix Glacier, and the northern wall of Taylor Valley. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1998 after Iain Campbell, New Zealand Soil Bureau, whose Antarctic research from 1964 spanned over 30 years.

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