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Mount Paris

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110502

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.

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rising to c. 2800m in N Rouen Mountains (q.v.), W of Roberts Ice Piedmont, N Alexander Island, was probably sighted by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1905, p.99-100); roughly mapped by FAE, 1908-09, in January 1909 when the name Massif Paris, after the city of Paris, was applied collectively to this feature and to the two mountains on its SE side, which were reported to be separated by a deep depression from the Rouen Mountains (as then defined) to the S (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Paris Mountains (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; APC, 1955, p.16). Mount Paris ([referring to the whole massif] BA, 1916, p.409; [as now defined] APC, 1961, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; Searle, 1963, end map; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/5 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). Paris Fj. (HA chart, 1927). Parisfjellet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Mont Paris (France. SHM, 1937, p.410). Montes Paris (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272; Pierrou, 1970, p.575; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.220). Monte Paris (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Monte Pars [sic] (Vila Labra, 1947, map facing p.200). The massif was photographed from the air by RARE in 1947 and surveyed from the ground on its E side by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1948. Montañas Paris (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.306). Gora Georgiy Pobedonosetsa, in error for St George Peak (q.v.) (Guretskiy, 1954, p.460). Monti Paris (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). The massif was mapped from the RARE air photographs by FIDS in 1959, and found to form a continuous part of the Rouen Mountains (as now defined). Gora Georgiya Pobedonostsa (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Gora Georgija Pobedonosca (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).

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68° 59' 00.0" S
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70° 51' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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