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Mount Troubridge ( Coordinates: ) is a mountain over 1,000 m, surmounting the east end of Hedgpeth Heights in the Anare Mountains. Discovered and rudely charted in January 1841 by Captain James Ross, Royal Navy, who named it for R. Admiral Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge, one of the junior lords of the Admiralty at that time.
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A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.
The Hedgpeth Heights are mainly snow-covered heights, 14 nautical miles (26 km) long and with peaks rising to 1,300 metres (4,300 ft), located 2 nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the Quam Heights in the Anare Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The feature was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Joel W. Hedgpeth, a United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at McMurdo Station, 1967–68, and Palmer Station, 1968–69. These topographical features lie situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
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The Scaife Mountains is a group of mountains rising west of Prehn Peninsula and between the Ketchum and Ueda glaciers, in Palmer Land, at the base of Antarctic Peninsula.
The Usarp Mountains is a major Antarctic mountain range, lying westward of the Rennick Glacier and trending N-S for about 190 kilometres (118 mi). The feature is bounded to the north by Pryor Glacier and the Wilson Hills. Its important constituent parts include Welcome Mountain, Mount Van der Hoeven, Mount Weihaupt, Mount Stuart, Mount Lorius, Smith Bench, Mount Roberts, Pomerantz Tableland, Daniels Range, Emlen Peaks, Helliwell Hills and Morozumi Range.
The Prince Charles Mountains are a major group of mountains in Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica, including the Athos Range, the Porthos Range, and the Aramis Range. The highest peak is Mount Menzies. Other prominent peaks are Mount Izabelle and Mount Stinear. These mountains together with other scattered peaks form an arc about 260 miles long, extending from the vicinity of Mount Starlight in the north to Goodspeed Nunataks in the south.
Wohlthat Mountains is a large group of associated mountain features consisting of the Humboldt Mountains, Petermann Ranges, and the Gruber Mountains, located immediately east of the Orvin Mountains in Fimbulheimen in the central Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Councilor of state Helmuth C.H. Wohlthat, who as economist and fiscal officer dealt with the organization of the expedition.
Young Nunataks is a group of nunataks in the Napier Mountains standing 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Mount Elkins, Antarctica. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Remapped from aerial photos taken by ANARE in 1956 and named for W.F. Young, electrical fitter at Mawson Station in 1961.
Aurdalsegga Ridge is an irregular ridge 8 km (5 mi) long surmounted by Mount Nikolayev, rising immediately southeast of Aurdalen Valley in the Südliche Petermann Range of the Wohlthat Mountains in Antarctica. It was discovered and plotted from air photos by the Third German Antarctic Expedition, 1938–39, re-plotted from air photos and from surveys by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956–60, and named "Aurdalsegga".
Prince of Wales Glacier is a glacier in the Queen Elizabeth Range, flowing generally north for about 10 nautical miles (18 km) between Hochstein and Kohmyr Ridges into Hamilton Glacier. Named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961–62) for Charles, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Allowitz Peak is a peak, 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) high, rising immediately west of Mount Troubridge in Hedgpeth Heights of the Anare Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Ronald D. Allowitz, United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at Hallett Station, 1962–63. The peak is situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
The Östliche Petermann Range is one of the Petermann Ranges, trending in a north-south direction for 15 nautical miles (28 km) from Per Spur to the Gornyye Inzhenery Rocks, in the Wohlthat Mountains of Queen Maud Land. It was discovered and plotted from air photos by German Antarctic Expedition of 1938–39, and so named by them for its eastern location in the Petermann Ranges.
Northcliffe Peak is a prominent peak, 2,255 m, rising 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Mount Harmsworth in the Worcester Range. Surveyed and named in 1957 by the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58) because of its association with Mount Harmsworth. Sir Alfred Harmsworth, a generous contributor to the Discovery expedition (1901–04), was later created Viscount Northcliff.
Mount Nikolayev is the central peak, 2,850 m, of Aurdalsegga Ridge in Sudliche Petermann Range, Wohlthat Mountains. Discovered and plotted from air photos by German Antarctic Expedition, 1938-39. Mapped from air photos and surveys by Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956–60; remapped by Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960–61 and named after Soviet petrographer V.A. Nikolayev.
Douglas Gap is a glacier-filled gap, 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) wide, between the Hedgpeth Heights and the Quam Heights in the Anare Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Donald S. Douglas, a United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at Hallett Station, 1959–60 and 1960–61. This mountain pass lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Perchot is a mountain, 2,040 m, surmounted by Lisiya Ridge, a prominent ridge extending in a general north-south direction, standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Magnier Peaks on Magnier Peninsula, Graham Coast in Graham Land, Antarctica. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, and named by Charcot for Monsieur Perchot, an acquaintance who donated seventy pairs of boots to the expedition.
Mount Faget is a mountain, 3,360 metres (11,020 ft) high, 4 nautical miles (7 km) northwest of Mount Adam in the Admiralty Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. This topographical feature was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Maxime A. Faget of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a visitor at McMurdo Station, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, 1966–67. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. The mountain lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Gaston de Gerlache is the southernmost massif, 2,400 metres (7,900 ft) high, in the Queen Fabiola Mountains of Antarctica. It was discovered on 7 October 1960 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1960, under Guido Derom, and was named by Derom for Gaston de Gerlache, son of Adrien de Gerlache. Gaston led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, which landed on Princess Ragnhild Coast and built the Roi Baudouin Station to carry out the scientific program of the International Geophysical Year.
Mount Goossens is a largely bare rock massif, 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) high, standing next south of Mount Pierre in the Queen Fabiola Mountains of Antarctica. It was discovered on October 7, 1960 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, under Guido Derom, who named it for Leon Goossens, photographer of the Belgian party which made reconnoitering aircraft flights in this area.
Haskell Ridge is a rocky ridge 2 nautical miles (4 km) west of Colosseum Ridge in the Darwin Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (1962–63) and named after T.R. Haskell, a member of the expedition.
Hunter Glacier is a tributary glacier, 7 nautical miles (13 km) long, draining westward from the central Lanterman Range in the Bowers Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica and entering Rennick Glacier at Mount Lugering. It was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–62, and was so named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Commander William G. Hunter, executive and operations officer with the McMurdo Station winter party in 1964. This glacier lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Redmond Bluff is an abrupt east-facing bluff standing 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) east of Mount Dalmeny in the Anare Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James R. Redmond, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist at McMurdo Station, 1967-68.
Lapworth Cirque is a cirque to the west of Goldschmidt Cirque in the eastern portion of the Read Mountains of the Shackleton Range, Antarctica. It was photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy in 1967, and surveyed by the British Antarctic Survey, 1968–71. In association with the names of geologists grouped in this area, it was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 after British geologist Charles Lapworth, who established the stratigraphic succession in southern Scotland and who defined the Ordovician system; he was Professor of Geology and Physiography at Birmingham University, 1881–1913.