Rock Pile Peaks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rock Pile Peaks (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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to 340m between Wilson Pass and Periphery Point, Bowman Coast, were photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928 (Wilkins, 1929, Fig. 29, p.368) and by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935 (Joerg, 1937, Fig. 3, p.435); roughly mapped from the air photographs (Joerg, 1937, map A facing p.444); further photographed from the air by USAS in September 1940 (USHO, 1943, p.272 and photograph facing p.273) and roughly located from the ground in c. 68°16'S 65°07'W in November 1940 (USHO chart 5411, 1946). From its distinctively jumbled appearance the feature was called Rock Pile Point, a name later applied to Periphery Point (q.v.) ([in c. 68°18'S 65°05'W] USBGN, 1947, p.221; [incorrectly referring to a point on the N side of Solberg Inlet] Ronne, 1949, map p.230). The Rock Pile, as rejected name (USBGN, 1947, p.221). Following ground survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1947, the feature was renamed Rock Pile Peaks (APC, 1955, p.18; DCS 601 sheet 68 64, 1955; USBGN, 1956, p.262; DOS 610 sheet W 68 64, 1963). Rock Pile Peak [sic] (BA, 1958, p.70). Pico Rock Pile (Chile DNH, 1962, p.228; IHA, 1974, p.245). Piki Rok-Payl (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).
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