Name details

Mount Français

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108905

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

highest peak (2825m) on Anvers Island, at S end of Trojan Range, was sighted by BeAE in 1898; roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named Mont du Français or Sommet du Français after the expedition ship Français (Français Cove, q.v.) (Charcot, 1906b, p.64, 471). Mount Francais [sic] (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; 1916, photograph facing p.402). Pic Français (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.74). Frenchman Hill (Charcot, 1911a, map facing p.348; ICRD, 1920, map following p.iv). Mont Français (BA, 1916, p.404). Mount Francis [sic] (Ferguson, 1921, p.49). Français Fj. (HA chart, 1927). The mountain was further charted by DI in 1929. Mount Français (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Mi [sic] Français (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Monte Francés [sic] (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Monte Français (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.129). Monte Française [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p. 270a). Monte Teniente Ibá±ez, after Tte 1° Francisco Ibá±ez, who was killed while climbingin the Himalaya (Pierrou, 1970, p.683). Monte Francis (Cordini, 195, p.41). The mountain was surveyed by FIDS from "Arthur Harbour" in 1955, when the first ascent was made on 7 December. Français Berg (Knapp, 1958, p.573). Gora Franse (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 38' 00.0" S
- 64.63333°
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Longitude:
63° 26' 00.0" W
- 63.43333°
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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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