Giggenbach Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Giggenbach 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.
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A north-south trending chain of summits, approximately 8.5km long from near Barker Peak in the south to Kristin Peak in the north, located on the west-northwest slopes of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The ridge rises to 2546m west of Mount Terror and descends to around 1100m at the north end. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-ME15
At the instance of P. R. Kyle, named by United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Werner F. Giggenbach (d.), Chemistry Division, DSIR, who worked in the NZAP at Mount Erebus in four field seasons during the 1970s. He rappelled into the Inner Crater of Mount Erebus in 1978 but had to be pulled out when an eruption showered him and colleagues on the crater rim with volcanic bombs. One of the leading volcanic gas geochemists of the period.
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