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Olympus Mons is a mountain located on Mars and is widely regarded as the largest mountain in the entire Sol system. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Specifics

Olympus Mons was an extinct volcano 500 kilometers in diameter at its base, 24 kilometers tall, and ringed by a six-kilometer tall cliff. Sight-seeing tourists viewed the mountain in shuttlecraft. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

A honeycombed network of caverns exists beneath the mountain, accessible by diving underwater through quarries. Although one person had died during the cave trek, the trip was safe for experienced divers. (VOY novel: Mosaic)

The gravity there was 0.3 G, as the mountain was outside the affect of artificial gravity from colonies. (TOS novel: Captain's Peril)

Olympus Mons was visible from Benjamin Sisko's quarters in the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards when he was assigned there in the late 2360s. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil)

History

For thousands of years, a non-humanoid time traveling entity named Irum resided in a cave by the base of Olympus Mons. (TOS - Strange New Worlds IV short story: "The Name of the Cat")

In 2248, a luxury hotel was opened near the mountain. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

Prior to 2264, experienced mountain climber Lieutenant Hounslaw Tanaka climbed the north face of Olympus Mons. (TOS novel: Captain's Peril)

In 2278, the USS Enterprise shuttlecraft Schrodinger crashed near Olympus Mons with Lieutenant Mears and Leonard McCoy aboard, victim to a meteor impact. (TOS - Strange New Worlds IV short story: "The Name of the Cat")

In 2376 on Earth, Randall Hedrick rerouted a weak priority message from Starbase 10 regarding the USS Dezago to receiving stations in San Francisco and Olympus Mons. (TNG - Maximum Warp novel: Dead Zone)

In 2423, Jake Sisko noted that Olympus Mons was one of a few places on Mars appearing to be untouched by Human activity. (STO novel: The Needs of the Many)

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the planet Mars
cities and settlements Ares CityBradbury CityBradbury TownshipBurroughs CityCochraneCydoniaEnduranceGundersdotter's DomeKaneNew ChicagoNew ClintonNew VeniceNova AresPalyriaPhillipstownPopé Pueblo (Popé Boulevard) • Robinson TownshipSagan StationUniversity of MarsUtopia colonyWells City UFP emblem image.
regions and provinces Amazon PlanitiaMartian Colony 3Utopia Planitia (Nova AresUtopia colony)
geography Arsia MonsMargaritifer TerraOlympus MonsOphir PlanumSinai PlanumSyria PlanumTerra StrenumValles MarinerisVanes Marineris
bodies of water Apallinaris LakeCopernicus LakeHershel LakeLake CassiniLake HuygensLake LowellLake LyotLake MlarcovikLake PhillipsMapler LakeMie Lake
outposts and installations Fort KileyFort LincolnMarsbase/Mars BaseUtopia Planitia Fleet Yards (Utopia Planitia ControlUtopia Station One)

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