Cook Island | John Seach


South Sandwich Islands

59.451 S, 27.197 W
summit elevation 1075 m

Cook Islands lies at he southern end of the South Sandwich Islands. It measures 6 x 3.5 km in diameter.

The summit of the island is Mount Harmer (1075 m). Precipitous cliffs on the coast makes Cook the most difficult island to land in the South Sandwich Islands. Overland travel is also difficult. Cook island is one of the most sparsely vegetated islands in the group. Lichens grow on the rocks at Reef Point and Resolution Point.

Cook is considered the eroded remnant of a larger island which included Thule Island. There is no record of recent eruptions at the island.

Further reading
Leat, P.T., Smellie, J.L., Millar, I.L. and Larter, R.D., 2003. Magmatism in the South Sandwich arc. Geological Society, London, Special Publications219(1), pp.285-313.

Baker, P.E., Holdgate, M.W., Longton, R.E., Tilbrook, P.J., Tomblin, J.F., Vaughan, R.W. and Wynne-Edwards, C.J.C., 1964. A survey of the South Sandwich Islands. Natur203(4946), pp.691-693.

Cook Island Eruptions

No recent eruptions.