Shackleton Range

Shackleton Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Shackleton Range  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 13069
Name ID: 111128

Feature type: Range


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

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between Slessor Glacier and Recovery Glacier, extending from 30°30'W in Coats Land to 19°00'W in Dronning Maud Land (as Shackletonkjeda), rising to 1875m at Holmes Summit (q.v.), and including from E to W Otter Highlands, Haskard Highlands, La Grange Nunataks, Fuchs Dome, Herbert Mountains, Shotton Snowfield, Read Mountains and Pioneers Escarpment. The range was possibly seen from the air by the Argentine Expedición Polar Antártica in December 1955; seen from the air by TAE, 6 February 1956, and surveyed from the ground by TAE at its W end in October 1957; named after Sir Ernest Shackleton (Mount Shackleton, q.v.), the name initially referring to the discovered part of the range between c. 22°00'W and 30°30'W (Fuchs and Hillary, 1958e, map p.100 and p.103-04; APC, 1959a, p.11; DOS 610 sheets 80 20/22, 24/26 and 28/30, 1963; [showing the whole range] BAS 250P sheet SU 26-30/1, 1-DOS 1978). Shackleton Fjeldkµden, Shackletonfjellkjeden, Shackleton Kµden, Shackleton-Kette, Shackletonkjeden, Shackleton Mountains, Sheklton Sharsharet Hara'ee, Sharsharet Hara'ee Skeklton (Fuchs and Hillary, 1958c, photograph following p.192; 1958b, p.108; 1958c, p.197; 1958d, p.118; 1958b, p.155; 1958e, p.334; 1958a, map p.94). Western Massif, referring to the W extremity of the range (Thiel and others, 1958, Fig. 9). Cordón Los Menucos, probably referring to the W extremity of the range after the district in Argentina (Argentina. IAA map, [1959d]). Shackeltonbergen [sic], x4 ancuch Shackletona, Shackletonbergen, Shackletongebergte, Cadeia de Shackleton, Chaíne Shackleton, Cordillera Shackle- ton, Shackletonkedjan, Shackleton Keten, Shackletonmassivet, Shakkuruton Range, Shackletonovo Gorovje, Shackletonova Pogorje, Shackletonovo PohorÄí (Fuchs and Hillary, 1959a, p.161; 1959f, map p.57; 1959d, p.10; 1959d, p.113; 1959b, p.194; 1959g, p.172; 1959e, map p.116; 1959a, p.56; 1959d, p.112; 1959a, p.159; 1959c, Vol. 1, map p.156; 1960a, p.90; 1960b, map p.105). Shackleton Berge (Fuchs, 1960, p.13). Menucas [sic] Range [in c. 80°30'S 30°00'W], Rios Mountains [in c. 80°45'S 30°00'W], presumably referring to W parts of the range (Ronne, 1961, map Front.). Khrebet Sheklton (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cordillera Los Menucos (Argentina. MM, NM 21/1.xi.1964; Pierrou, 1970, p.491). Cadena Shackleton (Argentina. IGM map, 1966). Khrebet Shekltona (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). The range was photographed from the air by USN in 1967 and further surveyed from the ground by BAS from Halley, with support from USN C-130 Hercules aircraft, 1968-69 and 1969-70 (Fuchs, 1969; 1970). Cordillere Shackleton, Shackleton-Höhenzuges, Montagne Shackleton (Fourcade, 1969, p.4). Montes Shackleton (Chile. IGM map 6000-5300, 1972). Cordillera de Los Menucos (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter D). The range was redefined to extend to the E-most nunataks of Pioneers Escarpment (q.v.) in the vicinity of Skiltvakta and Vindberget, Shackletonkjeda, Dronning Maud Land (APC, 1980, p.5). [Shackleton Gap, South Georgia, is also named after Sir Ernest Shackleton (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.79.]

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80° 30' 00.0" S
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25° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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