Armstrong Peak

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Armstrong Peak
Mount Elkins Map.jpg
Map of Antarctica indicating location of Armstrong Peak
Elevation 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
Location Enderby Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica
Coordinates 66°24′S 53°23′E / 66.400°S 53.383°E / -66.400; 53.383Coordinates: 66°24′S 53°23′E / 66.400°S 53.383°E / -66.400; 53.383

Armstrong Peak is a peak, 1,470 metres (4,820 ft) high, standing 15 nautical miles (28 km) southeast of Mount Codrington in Enderby Land, part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, in East Antarctica.[1]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Armstrong Peak was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named "Austnuten" (the east peak). The peak was re-photographed by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1956. An astrofix was obtained nearby in December 1959 by J.C. Armstrong, ANARE surveyor at Mawson Station, for whom the feature was renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia in 1960.[1]


External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Armstrong Peak" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).