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Mount Pond

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110675

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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highest point (540m) on Deception Island, SE of Pendulum Cove, was roughly mapped by Foster in January 1829 and named after John Pond (1767-1836), English Astronomer Royal, 1811-35 ([referring to lower summit to NNW] Kendall, chart, 1829b; 1831, map facing p.64; [referring to present feature] BA chart 3205,; APC, 1955, p.17; BA chart 3202, 30.ix.1955; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960); also called Iceberg Hill "from the circumstance of it being capped with ice in a singular manner, so as to give it the resemblance of a huge twelfth-cake", this name not applying to a feature N of Pendulum Cove as erroneously indicated (Webster, 1834, Vol.1, p.146; BA, 1930, p.67). Mont Pound [sic] (d'Urville, 1847, Pl.1). Mont Pond (Gourdon, [1910], p.131). Mount Pound [sic] (Charcot, [1911b], p.274). Monte Pond, referring to the lower summit to NNW (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1944; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.229). Monte Campbell, so called by AAE after Capt. (F) Campbell (d.1961), of the Argentine Navy, who made the first photogrammetric air survey of the island in 1948 (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1953; Pierrou, 1970, p.233). Monte Estanque [translation of the English proper name], referring to the lower summit to NNW (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1953; Pierrou, 1970, p.348). The mountain was surveyed by FIDS, 1953-54. Cerro Pond (Cordini, 1955, p.169). Mount Estanque (Casertano, 1964, p.37).

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62° 57' 00.0" S
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60° 33' 00.0" W
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