Mount Peary

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

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

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Place ID: 11010
Name ID: 110541

Feature type: Mountain

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 c. 1800m ENE of Waddington Bay, Graham Coast, was roughly mapped by FAE, 1908-10, in 1909 and named Massif Peary after Rear Adm. Robert Edwin Peary, USN (1856-1920), American Arctic explorer and a leading exponent of travel by dog sledge; Commander of seven expeditions to N Greenland and Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada, between 1886 and 1909, who reached the North Pole, 6 April 1909 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.3). Sommet du Matin, in error (Mount Matin, q.v.) (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Mount Peary (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.16; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Mount Matin (USHO, 1943, p.139). Monte Peary (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.221). The mountain was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Gora Piri (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The mountain was first climbed in 1965 (Fuchs, 1982, p.275). It was climbed again by G. H. Hargreaves, M. A. Walker and G. H. Whitfield, of BAS from Faraday, 6 September 1976, but all three men were lost during the descent (BAS, 1977b, p.4-5); they are commemorated at Rasmussen Island (q.v.).

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Location

Latitude:
65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
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Longitude:
63° 52' 00.0" W
- 63.86667°
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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 Name:
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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

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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