Name details

Quartermain Mountains

Quartermain Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Quartermain Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 130469

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

A group of exposed mountains, c. 20 mi long, typical of ice-free features of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, located S of Taylor Glacier and bounded by Finger Mountain, Mount Handsley, Mount Feather and Tabular Mountain; also including Knobhead, Terra Cotta Mountain, New Mountain, Beacon Heights, Pyramid Mountain, Arena Valley, Kennar Valley, Turnabout Valley and the several valleys and ridges within Beacon Valley. The mountains were visited by British expeditions led by R.F. Scott (1901-04 and 1910-13) and E.H. Shackleton (1907-09), which applied several names. Names were added in the years subsequent to IGY, 1957-58, concurrent with research carried out by NZARP and USARP field parties, and to fulfill the requirement for maps compiled from USN aerial photographs, 1947-83. Named by the NZ-APC in 1977 after Lester Bowden Quartermain (1895-1973), New Zealand Antarctic historian.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 51' 00.0" S
- 77.85000°
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Longitude:
160° 45' 00.0" E
160.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
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Approval status

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