SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Mount Bjaaland (NZL) 86° 33' 00.0" S 164° 14' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 112805 Place ID: 1381

One of a group of low-lying peaks barely projectig through the icecap covering the South Polar Plateau, rising to an altitude of 3261m about 25 miles south-west of the Thorvald Nilsen Mountain massif, in the Queen Maud Range. Discovered by Amundsen in November 1911 on his journey to the South Pole and named for Olaf Bjaaland, a member of the South Polar Party.

Mount Bjaaland (RUS) 86° 40' 00.0" S 163° 00' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 117106 Place ID: 1381

Mount Bjaaland (USA) 86° 33' 00.0" S 164° 14' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 122564 Place ID: 1381

A rock peak (2,675 m), the southeasternmost summit 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 Olaf Bjaaland, a member of the party. The peak described was mapped by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-64. For the sake of historical continuity and to commemorate the Norwegian exploration in this area, the US-ACAN has selected this feature to be designated Mount Bjaaland. Other peaks in the massif have been named for members of Amundsen's South Pole Party.

Mount Kirkby (AUS) 70° 26' 34.5" S 65° 11' 24.8" E Mountain
Name ID: 1381 Place ID: 7561

A very large, prominent, flat-topped mountain on the northern face of the Porthos Range in the Prince Charles Mountains. It is approximately 9 km long east-west and 4 km wide at the western end, tapering to the east. It rises to approximmately 2,100m (about 460 m above the plateau). First visited by the ANARE southern party led by William G. Bewsher in December, 1956. Named after S.L. Kirkby, surveyor at Mawson in 1956 and 1960.

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