Name details

Torlyn Mountains

Torlyn Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Torlyn Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1548

Feature type: Mountain


This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:


A rugged rock ridge just south-west of Murray Monolith on the Mawson Coast of Mac.Robertson Land. Land was sighted in this vicinity by BANZARE (1929-31) under Sir Douglas Mawson in January, 1930. During the second voyage of BANZARE on 13 February, 1931, a flag and proclamation were thrown ashore at Murray Monolith and a landing made at Scullin Monolith, 6.5 km to the west. In January and February, 1931, several Norwegian whale catchers explored this coast, making sketches of the land from their vessels. They applied the name Torlyn Fjell to both this feature and what Mawson named Murray Monolith. As this feature is higher than Murray Monolith, it appears that this was a feature seen by the Norwegians.
In November 2015, Australia changes the name from Torlyn Mountain to Torlyn Mountains. The Torlyn Mountains applies to the cluster of small peaks and outcrops directly behind, and not including, Murray Monolith.

Named For

Named after the Norwegian whale catcher Torlyn.


67° 47' 40.0" S
- 67.79444°
Accurate to 400m
66° 52' 21.0" E
Accurate to 400m
Not recorded
Unknown precision


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Landsat 7 satellite image
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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Four separate peaks in ridge. First south from most northerly.

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