Name details

Mount Valkyrie

Valkyrie, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Valkyrie  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139430

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A dolerite capped peak rising over 1650m on the south wall of Wright Valley, separating Bartley and Meserve Glaciers in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-ME09

Named For

Named by the VUWAE, 1958-59, after the Valkyries of Norse mythology. The Valkyries were warlike maidens mounted on horses and armed with helmets and spears. Odin sent them down to every battlefield as “choosers of the slain”. When they rode forth on their errand the armour shed a strange flickering light, flashing over the Northern skies – the Aurora Borealis.

Location

Latitude:
77° 32' 52.0" S
-77.54777°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
162° 19' 16.6" E
162.32129°
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Altitude:
1645 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

NULL

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
24-May-1961

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