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Eternity Range

Eternity Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Eternity Range  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108718

Feature type: Range


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

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rising to 2860m (not 3241m as on BAS sheet Misc.2, 1981) and extending N-S in central Graham Land to include Mount Faith, Mount Hope and Mount Charity (q.v.), was photographed from the air on 21 and 23 November 1935 by Ellsworth, who appears to have applied this name to all the mountains between Mobiloil Inlet (Bowman Coast) and the S end of Alexander Island; he was at the time much impressed by the thought of eternity and man's insignificance (Ellsworth, 1936b, p.8, photographs p.16-17; 1936a, p.401 and map p.402; 1937, map facing p.296; BA, 1948, p.22). The range was roughly mapped by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson and Hinks, 1940) and called Pass Mountains (Rymill, 1938a, photographs facing p.431-32); in part photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by USAS which applied the name Eternity Range to the central plateau area E of the whole length of George VI Sound (English, 1941, map p.469). The following synonyms refer more or less to the feature as now defined. Eternity Kedjan (Liljeqvist, 1944, map facing p.204). Wakefield Mountains (Wakefield Highland, q.v.) (Black, 1945, p.8). Cordón Eternidad (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; [between 71°00'S and 73°00'S on E coast of Graham Land] Riggi, 1950, map facing p.24). The range was photographed from the air by RARE, 22-23 December 1947. Eternityn Vuoristo (Andersson, 1948, end map). Cadena Eternidad (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.351). Gora Vechnosti [=eternity mountain] (Aleksandrov, 1949, map p.26). Gori Eterniti (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Cordillera Eternidad (Lliboutry, 1956, map p.440). Eternity Mountains (USBGN, 1956, p.122; NGS map, 1957b; [in c. 71°00'S 63°30'W] USAF chart GNC 26, 1961; [in c. 72°00'S 65°00'W] USAF chart ASC-6, 1962). Catena Eternite, Catena Eternity (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 6 and 9). Eternity Keten (Knapp, 1958, p.573). PohorÄí Eternity (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Gory Eterniti (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Following resurvey of the N part of the range by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November 1960 and detailed study of air photographs taken by Ellsworth and RARE, the name Eternity Range was re-defined to apply to the present feature which probably forms the backbone of the mountain system discovered by Ellsworth (APC, 1962, p.12; USBGN, 1962b, p.22; DOS 610 sheet W 69 64, 1963).

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69° 46' 00.0" S
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64° 32' 00.0" W
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