On the southern-most tip of the planet rests one of the world's most massive and mysterious landmasses - the frozen realm of Antarctica. This icy expanse stretches out to cover more than 14 million square kilometres, making it the fifth largest continent in the world. It is situated almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle, which means that temperatures are consistently below zero throughout a majority of the year.
While Antarctica is covered in ice, it actually holds one of the world's biggest mountain ranges called the Gamburtsev Mountains which stretch out more than 1200 kilometres. The highest peaks are estimated to be around 2,800 meters or about one-third the size of Mount Everest.