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
Engelstad, Mount (NZL) 85° 29' 00.0" S 167° 24' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 113241 Place ID: 4267

A rounded summit, 3252m high, rising from the edge of the South Polar Plateau at the head of the Axel Heiberg Glacier in the Queen Maud Range. Discovered in 1911 by Amundsen and named by him for Captain Ole Engelstad, of the Norwegian Navy, who had been selected as second in command of the Fram to carry the expedition to Antarctica, but who was killed in a scientific experiment preceding its departure. Apparently an error in the position of Mts Engelstad and Wilhelm Christophersen on the map of Amundsen's book Sydpolen, gave rise to transposition in subsequent cartographic application of these names. The application of these names is based on analysis of Amundsen's narrative.

Engelstad, Mount (RUS) 85° 30' 00.0" S 167° 55' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 117892 Place ID: 4267

Engelstad, Mount (USA) 85° 29' 00.0" S 167° 24' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 124837 Place ID: 4267

A rounded snow-covered summit rising from the edge of the polar plateau at the head of Axel Heiberg Glacier, about midway between Helland-Hansen Shoulder and Mount Wilhelm Christophersen. Discovered in 1911 by Roald Amundsen and named by him for Capt. Ole Engelstad, of the Norwegian Navy, who had been selected as second in command of the Fram to carry the expedition to Antarctica, but who was killed in a scientific experiment preceding its departure.

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