Gandalf Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Gandalf Ridge (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ridge (2d)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A volcanic ridge at the NW end of Hurricane Ridge, to the N of Mount Morning on Scott Coast. Gandalf is a whimsical name put forward by geologist Philip R. Kyle, Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, who examined the ridge in Dec I977. The discovery of very hard volcanic rock at this ridge led to the naming: Gandalf, after a crusty character (a wizard) in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
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