Amundsen Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Amundsen Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak (2d)
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Highest peak on Two Hummock Island, Gerlache Strait, Danco Coast.
Named after Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), Norwegian polar explorer, who was the leader of the expedition which first reached the South Pole in 1911, and first to fly across the North Pole by airship in 1926. Whilst he is usually associated with the Ross Sea area, Amundsen's first landing site in the Antarctic was on Moreno Rock (approximately 20 km east of Two Hummock Island) on 24 January 1898 during the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99), lead by Lieut. Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery.
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