Name details

Astra Peak

Astra Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Astra Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 137618

Feature type: Peak (2d)

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

Peak 851 m in height 3 km east of Camp Point, north-west of McMorrin Glacier on the Fallières Coast. Named after the second part of the RAF's motto, per ardua ad astra (meaning 'To the stars'), as part of a regional naming theme of British Forces. In association with RAF Flight Lieutenant Ron Lord, who made an exceptional flight in 1959 from Deception Island to Horseshoe Island to relieve the over-wintering BAS staff, when heavy sea-ice conditions in Marguerite Bay prevented relief by ship.

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Location

Latitude:
67° 57' 07.0" S
- 67.95194°
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Longitude:
67° 10' 24.0" W
- 67.17333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
29-Apr-2013

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