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 rugged volcanic ridge at the northwest end of Hurricane Ridge, on the northern slopes of Mount Morning and extending towards Lake Discovery, 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 1977. 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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