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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Cerro Nevado, isla (ARG) 64° 28' 00.0" S 57° 12' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 100472 Place ID: 13585

Cerro Nevado, Isla (CHL) 64° 29' 00.0" S 57° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105302 Place ID: 13585

Fue descubierta el 6 de enero de 1843 por la expedición Británica de 1839-1843, al mando de James Clark Ross quien creyéndola parte de la isla Ross, le dio el nombre Cerro Snow, en inglés: Snow Hill. Su naturaleza insular fue determinada en 1902 por la Expedición Antártica Sueca de 1901-1903, al mando de Otto Nordenskjöld, generalizándose el nombre isla Snow Hill. Para aprovechar la condición de nombre descriptivo, éste fue traducido en 1947 por el Instituto Hidrográfico de la Armada de Chile como isla Cerro Nevado, usándose, no obstante lo anterior, el nombre isla Snow Hill en una carta de 1956. Isla de forma alargada de unas 19 millas por 3 de ancho situada inmediatamente al SE de isla Ross, de la cual la separa el paso Almirantazgo, ambas situadas frente a la costa oriental de la península Tierra de O'Higgins.

Snow Hill Island (RUS) 64° 25' 00.0" S 57° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 120667 Place ID: 13585

Snow Hill Island (GBR) 64° 28' 00.0" S 57° 11' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 111248 Place ID: 13585

separated from James Ross Island to the NW by Admiralty Sound and from Seymour Island to the NE by Picnic Passage, was roughly mapped by Ross, 6 January 1843, and shown with James Ross Island as part of Trinity Peninsula; named Snow Hill because no rock was visible through the cover of snow and ice (Ross, 1847a, p.344; BA chart 1238, x.1893; 1916, p.401). Snow Berg, referring to the highest part of the ice cap (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Snow Land (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The island was surveyed by SwAE in 1902-03, when its insularity was determined, 10 March 1902. The expedition established a winter station on the NW shore near Haslum Crag; the station was continuously occupied from 12 February 1902 to 11 November 1903. Snow Hill Ön (Nordenskjöld, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Île de Snow-Hill (Nordenskjöld, 1904d, p.350). Snow Hill-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.180). Snow Hill Island (Nordenskjöld, 1904f, map facing p.128; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 64°27'S 57°13'W] 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.19; [co-ordinates corrected] DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974; APC, 1977, p.30). Snow Hill-Land (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.77). Snowy Hill (Penck, 1904, p.8). Isla Snow Hill, Isla de Snow Hill (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Tomo 2, end map). Snow Hill Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Snow Eiland (Manen, 1905, Kaart 8 following p.710). Isola Snow-Hill (Nordenskjöld, 1910, p.555). Insel Snow Hill (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.7). Snow Hill-Plateau, referring to the higher part of the ice cap (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.185). Schwedische Insel [=Swedish island] (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.53). "Snow Hill-Station", "Winterstation", referring to the Swedish station (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Taf. 11, Fig. 1, facing p.200 and Fig.57, p.201). Île Snow Hill (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Snow Hill Ö (HA chart, 1928). Snow Hill-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Snow Hillöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). In 1934-35 Ellsworth visited the Swedish station in Wyatt Earp and from there made a flight SW over the Antarctic Peninsula in his ski-equipped aircraft Polar Star (Polarstar Ridge, q.v.), piloted by Bernt Balchen (Ellsworth, 1936b, p.5). Snowhill Island (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444). Snow Hilløya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). The Swedish station was visited again by a FIDS sledge party from "Hope Bay", 27-28 August 1945 (Taylor, 1950, p.53-57). Isla Cerro Nevado [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.247; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.71). Isla Colina Nevada [translation of English name] (Argentina. CNA, 1947, p.39). Lumikukkula [=snow hill] (Andersson, 1948, end map). Isla Presidente Bulnes, so called after Manuel Bulnes (1799-1866), President of Chile, 1841-51 (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202). Ostrov Snou-Khill (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1952-54. Cerro Nevado (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.58). Isla Snow-Hill (Colina Nevada) (Chile. IGM, 1954b, p.88). An Argentine refuge hut, called "Suecia" [=Sweden] in honour of SwAE, was established in 64°22'S 57°01'W near Haslum Crag (q.v.), 8 January 1954. "Betbeder", Argentine refuge hut on Picnic Passage (q.v.) (Thomas, 1956a, p.167; BAS, 1982, photograph facing p.26). Isla Cerro Nevado (Snow Hill), Insel Cerro Nevado (Snowhill) (Capurro, 1955, p.3, 142). Islas [sic] Cerro Nevado, in error (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.190). Sneeuwheuvel Eiland [translation of English name] (Knapp, 1958, p.586). "Refugio Suecia" (Pierrou, 1970, p.675).

Snow Hill Island (USA) 64° 28' 00.0" S 57° 12' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 131837 Place ID: 13585

An almost completely snowcapped island, 20 mi long and 6 mi wide, lying SE of James Ross Island, from which it is separated by Admiralty Sound. It was discovered on Jan. 6, 1843 by a British expedition under Ross who, uncertain of its connection with the mainland, named it Snow Hill because its snow cover stood out in contrast to the bare ground of nearby Seymour Island. Its insular character was determined in 1902 by the SwedAE under Nordenskjold.

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