Name details

Traverse Mountains

Traverse Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Traverse Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111640

Feature type: Mountain

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

extending NW-SE between Eureka Glacier and Riley Glacier, E of Warren Ice Piedmont, George VI Sound, rising to c. 1550 m, and including McHugo Peak, Mount Noel, Mount Allan and Mount Eissinger, were photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935, and roughly mapped from air photographs (Joerg, 1937); further photographed from the air by BGLE, 16 August 1936, and partly surveyed from the ground in Septem- ber-October 1936 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); partly resurveyed from the E by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948. The name arose because BGLE sledge parties found the mountains a useful landmark on the overland traverse from Wordie Ice Shelf to George VI Sound via Eureka Glacier ([referring to N part of mountains in 69°51'S 68°02'W] APC, 1955, p.21; DCS 601 sheet 69 66, 1955; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963; [as now defined] BAS 250P sheets SR 19-20/6, 1-DOS 1978 and 19-20/10, 2-DOS 1984; APC, 1986, p.4). Gory Travers (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The mountains were resurveyed by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1970-73.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 57' 00.0" S
- 69.95000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 54' 00.0" W
- 67.90000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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