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Richthofen Pass

Richthofen Pass (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Richthofen Pass  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110874

Feature type: Pass


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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running E-W between Mount Fritsche and McCarroll Peak, Oscar II Coast, was sighted by SwAE from Borchgrevink Nunatak, 20 October 1902, roughly mapped in c. 65°55'S 62°20'W and named Richt- hofens Dal after Ferdinand Paul Wilhelm, Freiherr von Richthofen (1833-1905), German geologist, geographer and far eastern explorer (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Richthofen Tal (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Vallée Richthofen (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Valle Richthofen (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Richthofen Valley (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.225 and map facing p.316; BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; 1.iii.1940; 1948, p.19). Richthofen Straat, as marine feature (Easton, 1913, map facing p.278). The feature was recognized, but not photographed, by Wilkins on his flights of 20 December 1928 and 19 December 1929 (Wilkins, 1929, p.364; 1930, p.364, 366); it was believed to lie between 65°40' and 66°05'S. Richthofen Valley (Evans Inlet), misidentified with the feature now known as Evans Glacier (q.v.) (Brown, 1929, map p.102). Richthofendalen (Aagaard, 1930, p.158). Vallée de Richthofen (France. SHM, 1937, p.401). Richtofen [sic] Valley (Hobbs, 1939a, p.69). Richthofen Sound, as rejected form (USBGN, 1947, p.219). During survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947, poor visibility in the area N and W of Borchgrevink Nunatak prevented identification of the present feature, but it was finally identified as a pass during further survey in September 1955. Richthofen Dal (Knapp, 1958, p.584). Richthofen Pass (APC, 1958, p.6; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Richthofen Vallei (Knapp, 1958, p.348). Dolina Rikhtkhofen (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Richtofen [sic] (Valley) Pass (USHO, 1963, p.332a).

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66° 01' 00.0" S
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62° 42' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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