Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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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Feature type: Mountain
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:
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.).
No images of this place could be found.