Name details

Sighing Peak

Sighing Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sighing Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111181

Feature type: Peak

Origin

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:

Narrative

rising to c. 640m on Wright Peninsula, Adelaide Island, forming S entrance point of Stonehouse Bay. The point on the coast was called Punta Cholchol by CAE, 1947, after a place in Chile (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.75). The peak was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1948 and named Sighing Peak, because of the persistent sighing of the wind at the summit, even when calm at sea level (APC, 1955, p.19; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). Cabo Rosario [=ros- ary cape], referring to the point on the coast (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter R).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 24' 09.0" S
- 67.40250°
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Longitude:
67° 58' 07.0" W
- 67.96861°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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