Photo: Mount Livingstone (left) and Mount Rhodes from the Grassi Hut (courtesy Alan Kane)
- 3063 m (10,050ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
Located between Shackleton Glacier and Stanley Glacier
Ascent Party: Glen Boles, J. Christian, D. Forrest, P. Roxburgh, G. Scruggs
Named by: J. Monroe Thorington
Named for: Rhodes, Sir Cecil (Sir Cecil Rhodes was the founder of the "Rhodes Scholarship Program." He had previously made a large fortune extracting diamonds in Africa.
Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was a British entrepreneur who developed southern Africa's natural resources and founded of the state of Rhodesia which he named after himself
After returning to England, Rhodes studied at Oxford. In 1890 he became Prime Minister of the Cape Colony. He also became managing director of the South Africa Company which administered a territory roughly equivalent to present-day Zimbabwe.
He continued to be involved in the politics of southern Africa, particularly during the Boer War. The Rhodes Scholarships which enable foreign nationals to study at Oxford, came into being through his will.