East Falkland

East Falkland the largest of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, has an area of 6,605 square kilometres (2,550 sq mi).

The island’s highest point is Mount Usborne (705 m / 2,313 ft) in the Wickham Heights, the highest point in the whole island group. However, much of the land has a low, rolling topography, featuring bogs and pastures. The geology is mostly sandstone, with some quartzite and slate, and the soil often poor and acidic.


Island has a great deal of marine life, including penguins of various kinds.

Mount Usborne – It is a mountain on East Falkland Island; at 705m (2312 feet) above sea level, it is the highest point in the Falkland Islands. Mount Usborne is referenced by Charles Darwin in Chapter 9 of the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle. It is called Cerro Alberdi in Spanish.The mountain is named after Alexander Burns Usborne, Master’s Assistant on HMS Beagle, the ship that took Darwin on his famous voyage.

The remains of glacial cirques can also be seen on Mount Usborne. It is only a few meters taller than Mount Adam on West Falkland.