Name details

Bills Gulch

Bills Gulch (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Bills Gulch  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107801

Feature type: Ravine

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

glacier flowing SE into Trail Inlet, Bowman Coast, was probably seen from the air by Wilkins on 20 December 1928, and again by Ellsworth in November 1935; surveyed by USAS in September-October 1940 (Black, 1945, p.7); traversed by USAS east coast sledge party and named Bill's Gulch, after a lead dog that died there (USHO, 1943, p.270); resurveyed by FIDS in December 1947 and used as a sledging route by FIDS and RARE from "Stonington Island", 1947-48. Bills Gulch (USBGN, 1947, p.136-37; APC, 1955, p.5; DCS 601 sheet 68 64, 1955). Baquiano Vargas [=pilot Vargas], following AAE sledge journey from "General San Martïn Station" to Mobiloil Inlet via this glacier (Argentina. MRE, 1952). Refuge huts were established on the plateau near the head of this glacier and near its terminus by AAE from "General San Martïn Station" in December 1956, the former being called "Maip " after the battle of Maip , 5 April 1818 (Thomas, 1957c, p.525). "Refugio Maipo" [sic] (Pierrou, 1970, p.500).

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Location

Latitude:
68° 04' 00.0" S
- 68.06667°
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Longitude:
65° 58' 00.0" W
- 65.96667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Jan-1953

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