Name details

Mount Edgell

Edgell, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Edgell  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108630

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to 1675m ESE of Cape Jeremy, Fallières Coast, was seen at a distance from Marguerite Bay by FAE, 1908-10, on 16 January 1909 and, appearing as an island, was called Île Gordon Bennett after James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918), Proprietor of the New York Herald, who supported the expedition financially (Charcot, [1911b], p.104; 1912, Pl. 1). The same name was also applied to a peak in Douglas Range (q.v.), which on 21 January 1909 was misidentified as the same feature (Charcot, [1911b], p.116; Bongrain, 1914, vue 39), with the result that the present feature was charted by FAE too far to the NW. Gordon Bennett Island (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Gordon Bennett Öya (HA chart, 1927). The mountain was surveyed by BGLE in 1936 and named Mount Edgell after Vice-Adm. Sir J.A. Edgell, RN (Edgell Bay, q.v.), who assisted the expedition (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.9; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Monte Edgell (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.334; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.112). The mountain was resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Edgell Berg, Nicolaas II Eiland, as the same feature (Mount Nicholas, q.v.) (Knapp, 1958, p.581). Monte Gordon Bennet [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963). Gora Edzhell (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Monte Gordon Bernet [sic] (Argentina. MM chart H-717, 1969). Mount Edge 11 [sic] (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 26' 00.0" S
- 69.43333°
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Longitude:
68° 16' 00.0" W
- 68.26667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
8-Sep-1953

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