Helmet Peak

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

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

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Place ID: 6232
Name ID: 109263

Feature type: Peak

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to 1255m in W Livingston Island, was charted by DI in the period 1926-32 and named descriptively (Herdman, 1932, chart 6; APC, 1959a, p.7; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Pic Helmet (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951). Following the work of an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1951-52, the feature was called Mount Helicon, presumably after the Boeotian mountain sacred to the Muses in mythology ([Hunt], chart, 1951-52a). The peak was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. The name Morro Falsa Aguja [=false needle hill] was applied to the peak by AAE, in contrast to Pico Aguja (Mount Friesland, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.70). Pico Aguja Falsa (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.80). Pico Falsa Aguja (Argentina. MM chart 126, 1963; Pierrou, 1970, p.357; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.121). Pico Falsa Aguila [=false eagle peak] (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 39' 20.9" S
- 62.65581°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 01' 39.1" W
- 60.02753°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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