Picnic Passage

Picnic Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Picnic Passage  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 11242
Name ID: 110619

Feature type: Passage

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

running E-W and separating Seymour Island from Snow Hill Island, was surveyed by SwAE in April 1902 (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.155) and called Seymoursund (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.181); re-surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in September 1952 and named Picnic Passage in reference to the excellent sledging conditions at the time, giving a picnic atmosphere to the work (APC, 1955, p.17; DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961). An Argentine refuge hut was established at the NE end of Snow Hill Island, and on the S side of the passage, 1 January 1954, and called "Betbeder" after Contra-almte O. Betbeder (Cape Betbeder, q.v.) (Thomas, 1956a, p.167). Estrecho Arguindeguy, so called by AAE after Tte (F) Luis E. Arguindeguy, of the Argentine Navy, who was killed in an avalanche at Mendoza, 18 August 1953, while in training for command of a naval detachment in the Antarctic (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.119; Pierrou, 1970, p.171). Arguindeguy Strait (USHO, 1963, p.328). "Refugio Betbeder" (Pierrou, 1970, p.201).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 19' 30.0" S
- 64.32500°
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Longitude:
56° 54' 00.0" W
- 56.90000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
4-Sep-1957

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