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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Sentinel Range (RUS) 78° 00' 00.0" S 86° 00' 00.0" W Range
Name ID: 120490 Place ID: 13022

Sentinel Range (USA) 78° 10' 00.0" S 85° 30' 00.0" W Range
Name ID: 131427 Place ID: 13022

A major mountain range situated northward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the northern half of the Ellsworth Mountains. The range trends NNW-SSE for about 115 mi and is 15 to 30 mi wide. Many peaks rise over 4,000 m and Vinson Massif (5,140 m) in the southern part of the range is the highest elevation on the continent. The range was first sighted and photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth who in naming it recognised its prominent position as a landmark on an otherwise featureless ice surface. The range was first visited and partially surveyed in January 1958 by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse party, led by Charles R. Bentley. The entire range was mapped by USGS from aerial photography taken by U.S. Navy, 1958-61.

Sentinel, Montes (CHL) 78° 00' 00.0" S 88° 00' 00.0" W Range
Name ID: 106248 Place ID: 13022

Fueron descubiertos y aerofotografiados el 23 de noviembre de 1935 por Lincoln Ellsworth, quien al darles este nombre descriptivo dejó de manifiesto, su posición prominente sobre la accidentada superficie helada que los rodea. En cartas y publicaciones chilenas han figurado anteriormente como cadena Centinel (1956) y montes Centinela (1962). Se extienden entre las latitudes 77º y 79º S y las longitudes 86º y 93º W, alcanzado su mayor altura en el monte Ulmer que se alza a 3.810 mts.

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