Pilcher Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Pilcher Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
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. 950m E of Brialmont Cove, Danco Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Portal Point", 1956-59; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-99), British engineer and pioneer of gliding flight, 1895-99; following O. Lilienthal (Lilienthal Glacier, q.v.), he was the second principal pioneer in the field, who died from injuries received in a gliding accident, 30 September 1899 (APC, 1960, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974).
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