United States Gazetteer Id 128880
Mikkelsen Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mikkelsen Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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This name originates from United States of America.
It is part of the
United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The highest peak, 420 m, of the Scullin Monolith in Mac. Robertson Land. In January and February 1931 several Norwegian whale catchers, exploring along this coast, made sketches of the shore from their vessels and named this mountain for Capt. Klarius Mikkelsen, master of the Torlyn.
67° 47' 00.0" S
66° 43' 00.0" E
©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1972
- Catalogue id
- A Crescent shaped rock west of Torlyn Mountain on the Mawson Coast. Douglas Mawson landed on it in a plane on February 13, 1931, during the BANZARE, and named it for J.H. Scullin, Prime Minister of Australia. In Jan-Feb 1931 Norwegians charted it and named it Mount Klarius Mikkelsen. The Mawson naming has become accepted and Mikkelsen Peak is now the highest feature on the monolith.
- Manning, John
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