Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Roché Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Roché Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 5.8 km long and 2 km wide glacier draining the central part of Vinson Plateau in Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. Its head is bounded by Mount Vinson to the N, Corbet Peak and Clinch Peak to the E, Wahlstrom Peak to the SE, and Hollister Peak to the S, with the glacier flowing westwards and descending steeply N of Silverstein Peak to join Branscomb Glacier. US mapping in 1988. Named after the British pioneer of Antarctica Anthony de la Roché who discovered the first land in the Antarctic region (Roché Island, present South Georgia) in 1675.
No images of this place could be found.