Sight from the heights of "PJDA ".
One includes/understands better why Kerguelen are also called the islands of desolation: a severe landscape without trees (far too much wind).
Navigation can be dangerous there : indeed, in 1942, German posed many mines in certain bays, trying to prohibit their use as supply bases for Australian battleships !! and there are still some left..
Being given the total absence of industry, the water of Kerguelen is regarded as purest in the world.
We are in the kingdom of the "swamps": it is always unpleasant to find yourself taken in these muddy zones, which are sometimes not easy to detect.
Mount Ross is the highest point of the archipelago (1850 m). It was the last French peak to be climbed by mountaineers in the Seventies.