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Wegger Peak

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111872

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.350m WSW of Crépin Point, Mackellar Inlet, Admiralty Bay, King George Island. Following survery of the area by FAE, 1908-10, in December 1909, the name Le Poing [=the fist] was applied descriptively to a single summit SW of Crépin Point (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1; BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; 1948); following geological work in the area by Ferguson, 1913-14, the name was applied to the present feature (Ferguson, 1921, map p.39 and p.40); following hydrographic survey of the area by DI, 1934-35, the name was applied either to Admiralen Peak (q.v.) or to a summit close E of it (Nelson and others, chart, 1935c). Cerro Le Poing (Chile. DNH chart 502, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.183). Monte Le Poing (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). The Fist ([referring to the feature named by FAE] BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.10; [referring to the summit E of Admiralen Peak] BA, 1956, view facing p.36). The Fist (Le Poing) (BA, 1948, p.153). Pico Le Poing (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949). Pico Puño [=fist peak] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.198; Pierrou, 1970, p.611). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the present feature was renamed Wegger Peak after Ole Wegger (1859-1936), Director for 47 years of Framnµs Mekaniske Vµrksted, Norway, shipbuilders who fitted Admiralen with a slipway for whaling (APC, 1960, p.8; Hawkes, 1961, p.12; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962).

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62° 05' 47.9" S
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58° 29' 51.3" W
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Not recorded
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