Name details

Balch, Monte

Balch, Monte (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Balch, Monte  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Chile Gazetteer Id 105142

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

Origin

This name originates from Chile. It is part of the Chile Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

Descubierto por la Expedición Antártica Francesa de 1908-1910, al mando del Dr. Jean B. Charcot, quien lo llamó así por Edwin Swift Balch, autor norteamericano y autoridad en exploraciones polares. Gracias a sus investigaciones se sabe que la Antártica posiblemente haya sido descubierta en 1603 por el almirante español Gabriel de Castilla, Maestre de Campo General en la Guerra de Arauco, Chile, según declaraciones de Laurenz Claess en Holanda el año 1608 quien navegó a las órdenes de Castilla, información que Balch encontró en el Archivo Municipal de La Haya, Holanda. Monte de aproximadamente 1.100 metros de elevación, que se ubica entre el monte Peary y el monte Mill, a 3 millas al E del cabo Rasmussen, costa occidental de la península Tierra de O'Higgins.

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Location

Latitude:
65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
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Longitude:
63° 58' 00.0" W
- 63.96667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
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Comments

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Approval status

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