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Eternity Range

Eternity Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Eternity Range  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 124899

Feature type: Range (2c)


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A range of mountains 28 mi long, rising 2,860 m, and trending N-S approximately in the middle of the Antarctic Peninsula. Eternity Range is divided into three main mountain blocks, the major summits in each from N to S being Mounts Faith, Hope and Charity. These four names were applied by Lincoln Ellsworth who discovered the range from the air during his flights of Nov. 21 and 23, 1935. In Nov. 1936, the range was surveyed by J.R. Rymill of BGLE who gave the name Mount Wakefield to the central mountain in the range. This complication by Rymill, and uncertainty as to the precise location or extent of Ellsworth's discovery, hindered for a time a resolution of its nomenclature (i.e., following the USAS, 1939-41, the name Eternity Range or Eternity Mountains was incorrectly applied to the present Welch Mountains 60 miles farther south). A careful study of the original reports, maps and photographs, and comparison with materials from subsequent expeditions such as RARE, 1947, and FIDS, 1960, has led to the conclusion that the range described comprises at least the core of Ellsworth's Eternity Range and appropriately commemorates his discovery. The name Wakefield, given by Rymill, has been transferred to nearby Wakefield Highland.

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69° 46' 00.0" S
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64° 34' 00.0" W
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2860 m
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