Tobogganers Icefall ( Coordinates: ) is a prominent icefall in the west-flowing tributary to Sledgers Glacier, located at the north side of Molar Massif in the Bowers Mountains. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1983 in association with nearby Sledgers Icefall from a proposal by geologist M.G. Laird.
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Bowers Mountains is a group of north-south trending mountains in Antarctica, about 145 km (90 mi) long and 56 km (35 mi) wide, bounded by the coast on the north and by the Rennick, Canham, Black and Lillie glaciers in other quadrants. The seaward end was first sighted in February 1911 from the Terra Nova, under Lt. Harry L.L. Pennell, RN, and was subsequently named "Bowers Hills" in honour of Henry Robertson Bowers who perished with Captain Robert Falcon Scott on their return from the South Pole in 1912. The mountain range is one of the most extensive topographical features within Victoria Land.
Ian Peak is a peak in the Bowers Mountains of Antarctica, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Mount Stirling where the feature overlooks the heads of Leap Year Glacier and Champness Glacier. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1967–68, for Ian Smith of the Victoria University of Wellington, a geologist in Antarctica that season. The mountain lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Airdevronsix Icefalls is a line of icefalls at the head of Wright Upper Glacier, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Named by U.S. Navy Operation Deepfreeze (1956–57) for U.S. Navy Air Development Squadron Six, which had been formed to provide air support for the Deep Freeze operations and which had also carried out many important Antarctic exploratory flights.
Anuchin Glacier is a glacier draining southward to Lake Unter-See in the northern part of the Gruber Mountains, Queen Maud Land. It was discovered, and plotted from air photos, by the Third German Antarctic Expedition, 1938–39. It was mapped from air photos and from surveys by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956–60, and remapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960–61, and named after Dmitry Nikolayevich Anuchin, Soviet geographer.
The Ārai Terraces are a series of crevassed terraces and icefalls close southward of Fazekas Hills, near the head of Lowery Glacier. They were so named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1959–60) because they are a natural barrier to sledge travel which the party was unable to traverse, ārai being the Māori term for barrier.
Armstrong Glacier is a glacier flowing from the south side of Mount Bagshawe westward into George VI Sound. It provides the only known safe route for mechanical vehicles from George VI Sound to the Palmer Land plateau. It was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Edward B. Armstrong, British Antarctic Survey surveyor at Stonington Island, 1964–65.
Mount Overlook is a mostly snow-covered mountain rising to about 2,010 m and overlooking the middle portion of Sledgers Glacier from the north, in the Bowers Mountains. The feature was so named by M.G. Laird, leader of a New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) geological party to the area, 1981–82, because the party obtained an excellent view from the summit.
Cooper Icefalls are the main icefalls of the Nimrod Glacier, in the vicinity of Kon-Tiki Nunatak. They were named by the southern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1960–61) for Christopher Neville Cooper, a member of the expedition, and also a member of the New Zealand Alpine Club Antarctic Expedition, 1959–60.
Cracktrack Glacier is a glacier flowing west from the central Homerun Range into upper Tucker Glacier in the Admiralty Mountains, Victoria Land. The glacier provided an access route to Field Neve for R.H. Findlay's New Zealand Antarctic Research Program geological party during the 1981–82 season. It was so named because one of the motor toboggan tracks was torn badly here, requiring makeshift field repair.
Mount Jamroga is a mountain, 2,265 metres (7,430 ft) high, located 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of Mount Gow in the rugged heights between Carryer Glacier and Sledgers Glacier, in the Bowers Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Commander John J. Jamroga, a photographic officer with the U.S. Naval Support Force in 1967 and 1968. The topographical feature lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Polaris Glacier is a distinctive glacier, 4 nautical miles (7 km) long, flowing southward from Detroit Plateau, between Pyke and Eliason Glaciers on Nordenskjöld Coast in northern Graham Land, Antarctica. Mapped from surveys by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) (1960–61). Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after the "Polaris" motor sledge made by Polaris Industries, Roseau, Minnesota, and used in Antarctica since 1960.
Molar Massif is a large mountain massif immediately east of the Lanterman Range in the Bowers Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64. The descriptive name was applied by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names; when viewed in plan, the outline of the massif resembles a molar tooth.
Flensing Icefall is a large icefall at the east side of the Bowers Mountains in Victoria Land, Antarctica, situated south of Platypus Ridge at the junction of Graveson Glacier and Rastorguev Glacier with Lillie Glacier. The icefall was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, because the icefall's longitudinal system of parallel crevassing resembles the carcass of a whale when being flensed. This glaciological feature lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
The Gateway Hills are a prominent pair of hills, 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) high, immediately west of Husky Pass at the head of Sledgers Glacier, in the Bowers Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were so named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1983 on a proposal by geologist M.G. Laird because the hills bound the southern entrance to adjacent Sledgers Glacier. These hills lie situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare respectively.
Graveson Glacier is a broad north-flowing tributary to the Lillie Glacier, draining that portion of the Bowers Mountains between the Posey Range and the southern part of Explorers Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature is fed by several lesser tributaries and enters Lillie Glacier via Flensing Icefall. The glacier was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, for F. Graveson, a mining engineer who wintered at Scott Base in 1963 and was field assistant on this expedition. The glacier lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Hjorth Hill is a rounded, ice-free mountain, 760 metres (2,500 ft) high, standing just north of New Harbour and 2 nautical miles (4 km) south of Hogback Hill, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The hill is separated from the MacDonald Hills by Quinn Gully. It was charted by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, led by Robert Falcon Scott, and was named for the maker of the primus lamps used by the expedition. The name is spelled "Hjort's Hill" in the popular narrative of Scott's expedition, but "Hjorth's Hill" is used on the map accompanying the narrative. The recommended spelling is based upon the form consistently used on the maps accompanying the expedition's scientific reports.
The MacKinnon Glacier is a glacier flowing northward along the west side of Reilly Ridge into Sledgers Glacier in the Lanterman Range of the Bowers Mountains, Antarctica. It was named in 1983 by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee after geologist D.I. MacKinnon, a member of R.A. Cooper's New Zealand Antarctic Research Program geological party in the area, 1974–75.
Sledgers Icefall is a heavily crevassed icefall midway up the Sledgers Glacier in the Bowers Mountains; its location is just north of the tip of Reilly Ridge. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1967–68, in conjunction with Sledgers Glacier and as a locality worth distinguishing in connection with the use of sledges.
Rastorguev Glacier is a large tributary glacier which drains the east slopes of the Explorers Range between Mount Ford and Sturm and joins Lillie Glacier via Flensing Icefall. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Vladimir I. Rastorguev, Soviet IGY observer, a Weather Central meteorologist at Little America V in 1957.
Reilly Ridge is a prominent rock ridge about 7 nautical miles (13 km) long on the northeast side of Lanterman Range, Bowers Mountains, Antarctica. The ridge descends from the heights just east of Mount Bernstein and forms a part of the southwest wall of Sledgers Glacier. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander Joseph L. Reilly, U.S. Navy, officer in charge of the winter support party at McMurdo Station. 1964.