Name details

Mount Fiennes

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

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

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Id 140161

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

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

Narrative

Summit at about 2550 m high on the eastern side of Elgar Uplands, Alexander Island, between Gerontius Glacier and Hampton Glacier. Named for Virginia (Ginny), Lady Twistleton-Fiennes (1947-2004). Explorer and polar radio operator, including research on very low frequency radio propagation. She played a leading role in the conception, planning and logistics support for the Transglobe Expedition 1979-82, led by her husband Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The expedition was the first to reach both north and south poles, including crossing Antarctica, and the Arctic Ocean through the North-West Passage. First woman invited to join the Antarctic Club 1985, first female recipient of polar medal 1987.

Named For

Named for Virginia (Ginny), Lady Twistleton-Fiennes (1947-2004). Explorer and polar radio operator, including research on very low frequency radio propagation. She played a leading role in the conception, planning and logistics support for the Transglobe Expedition 1979-82, led by her husband Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The expedition was the first to reach both north and south poles, including crossing Antarctica, and the Arctic Ocean through the North-West Passage. First woman invited to join the Antarctic Club 1985, first female recipient of polar medal 1987.

Location

Latitude:
69° 34' 48.0" S
-69.58000°
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Longitude:
70° 25' 12.0" W
-70.42000°
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Altitude:
2550 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Landsat-8 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
Source Identifier:
https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Source Scale:
1:30 m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
UK APC
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Approved
Date approved:
21-Oct-2020

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