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Waldeck Peak

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111808

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.

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rising to c.1200 m E of Cape Evensen, Graham Coast, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and called Cap Waldeck-Rousseau after Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau (1846-1904), French statesman and brother-in-law of Dr J.-B. Charcot, Leader of FAE, who helped to finance the expedition (Charcot, 1906b, p.477; 1906a, map facing p.316; BA, 1916, p.407). Cape Waldeck-Rousseau (BA chart 1238, ix.1908). The feature was further charted (erroneously as an island) by FAE, 1908-10, and called Île Waldeck-Rousseau (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; [referring collectively to Wooden Peak and the present feature] Bongrain, 1914, vue 18 following p.60). Waldeck-Rousseau Island (BA, chart 3175, 9.x.1914; Herdman, 1932, Chart 7). Walldeck [sic] Rousseau Öya (HA chart, 1927). Waldeck Island (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374). The feature was surveyed from the air and from the ground by BGLE in 1935, and called descriptively Pillar Peak, while the name Cape Waldeck Rousseau was incorrectly applied to Cape Evensen (q.v.) (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400); also named Mount Waldeck Rousseau (Rymill, 1938a, p.433; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948) or Waldeck Rousseau Peak (Rymill and others, 1938, map facing p.86; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; 1948, view facing p. 204). Mount Waldeck Rosseau [sic] (USHO, 1943, p.146). Pico de Waldeck Rousseau (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Monte W. Rousseau (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949). Waldeck-Rousseau Peak (USBGN, 1951, p.52; APC, 1955, p.22; DCS 601 sheet 66 64, 1955; BA, 1961, p.183). Waldeck Rousseu [sic] Peak, as rejected form (USBGN, 1951, p.52). Monte Waldeck(-)Rousseau (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.286; Pierrou, 1970, p.722; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.297). Île Waldeck-Rousseou [sic], as rejected form (USBGN, 1956, p.203). The peak was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Waldeck Peak (APC, 1960, p.8; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Waldeck-Rousseaux [sic] (BA, 1961, p.186). Pico Waldeck Rosseau [sic], Pico Waldeck Rousseau, as rejected forms (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.297-98).

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66° 08' 00.0" S
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65° 38' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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