Name details

Mikkelsen Peak

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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United States Gazetteer Id 128880

Feature type: Peak (2d)

Origin

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:

Narrative

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.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 47' 00.0" S
- 67.78333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 43' 00.0" E
66.71667°
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Altitude:
420 m
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1972
Catalogue id
515D2
Caption
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.
Photographer
Manning, John

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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