Rossa Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rossa Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
on S side of Harrison Passage, ENE of Ferin Head, Graham Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Prospect Point", 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of ski-mountaineering grouped in this area, named Rassa [sic] Point after Anders Pavasson Rossa (1844-1917) who, with another Jokkmokk Lapp, P.L.N. Tuorda (Tuorda Peak, q.v.), accompanied A.E. Nordenskiöld's Swedish expedition to W Greenland in 1883 and first demonstrated the potential of skis on a polar expedition; between 22 and 24 July they covered a total distance of 460km in 57 hours (SPRI, 1948, p.206-7) (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Rossa Point (APC, 1975, p.5; BA, 1976, p.3; BA chart 3573, 20.iv.1984).
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