Name details

Windy Ridge

Windy Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Windy Ridge  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 134434

Feature type: Ridge

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

The elevated region lying between Whisky Creek in the south and a point about half a kilometre northeast of Basin Lake (see above) in the north. The ridge slopes away to both east and west and forms the gently undulating but extremely exposed location of a two kilometre length of the Overland Track which has been notorious for years for its strong winds which can knock a person off his/her feet and make traffic virtually impossible. The descriptive name Windy Ridge has been in common use for many years.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
54° 44' 27.0" S
- 54.74083°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
158° 50' 02.0" E
158.83389°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Unknown precision

Images


©Helen Cooley 2009
Catalogue id
IA16825
Caption
Windy Ridge
Photographer
Cooley, Helen

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Macquarie Island Vegetation and Drainage Structure Data Set,Mac Island Contours from AIRSAR Aug 2000
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:25000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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