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Mount Friesland

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108924

Feature type: Mountain


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:


highest peak (c. 1650m) on Livingston Island (q.v.), NE of False Bay, was known to the nineteenth-century sealers who named it Peak of Frezeland (Burdick, 1820-21, 15 February 1821; Stackpole, 1955, p.63), Fris Land Peak (Palmer, 1820-21), Friezland Peack [sic] (Fildes, 1821c), Friezland Peak (Fildes, 1821b, chart [3]), Peak of Friezland (Fildes, 1821c), Mount Freesland (Davis, 1821-22, 18 October 1821), Friezland Pik, Freezlands Pik (Fildes, 1827, p.449, 459) or Friesland Peak (Powell, chart, 1831), in association with the original name Frezeland for the whole island. Pic Friesland (d'Urville, 1842, p.163). Pic Bernard [sic], in error after Capt. C.H. Barnard (Needle Peak, q.v.) (Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1851, p.30). Pico Triesland [sic] (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Barnards Peak (Petermann, map, 1867). Barnard Peak (BA chart 3205, Pic Barnard (Gerlache, 1902b, p.141). Barnard T. (HA chart, 1928). The mountain was charted by DI, 1933-35. Mount Barnard (BA chart 3205, 28.vii.1933; APC, 1955, p.5). Friesland Peak (Mount Barnard) (USHO, 1943, p.98). Mont Barnard (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951). Monte Barnard (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; [referring to the W-most summit] Argentina. MM chart PI, 1954; [referring to the present feature] Pierrou, 1970, p.191; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.39). Pico Aguja [=needle peak] and Pico Falsa Aguja [=false needle peak], referring to individual summits of this feature (Argentina. MM chart MU-III, 1954). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and ground survey by FIDS, 1957-59, the original name in the form Mount Friesland [the spelling most frequently used] was restored to the most conspicuous feature on Livingston Island, the name of C.H. Barnard having been applied to Barnard Point (q.v.) (APC, 1959a, p.6; USOO chart 6943, 1963; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Mount Friesland (Barnard) (BA, 1961, p.233). Monte Bernard [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 126, 1963). Monte Benard [sic] (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966). Gora Frisland (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

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62° 40' 15.4" S
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60° 11' 13.4" W
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