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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Prestrud, Mount (NZL) 86° 34' 00.0" S 165° 07' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 114149 Place ID: 11580

One of a group of low-lying peaks barely protruding through the ice-cap covering the South Polar Plateau, rising to a height of about 3261m, about 25 miles south-west of the Thorvald Nilsen Mountains in the Queen Maud Range. Discovered by Amundsen in November 1911 on his journey to the South Pole and named by him for Lieutenant K Prestrud, first officer on the expedition ship Fram and leader of the Eastern Sledge Party of the expedition.

Prestrud, Mount (RUS) 86° 34' 00.0" S 165° 07' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 120072 Place ID: 11580

Prestrud, Mount (USA) 86° 34' 00.0" S 165° 07' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 130346 Place ID: 11580

A peak over 2,400 m which rises from the southwestern part of the massif at the head of Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. In November 1911, a number of mountain peaks in this general vicinity were observed and rudely positioned by the South Pole Party under Roald Amundsen. Amundsen named one of them for Lt. K. Prestrud, first officer of the Fram and leader of the Norwegian expedition's Eastern Sledge Party to the Scott Nunataks. The peak described was mapped by the USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-64. For the sake of historical continuity, the US-ACAN has selected this feature to be designated Mount Prestrud.

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