Conrad Mountains

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Conrad Mountains
Conrad Mountains North.jpg
View looking to the west over Glopeken glacier, in the northern part of the Conrad Mountains.
Highest point
Peak Sandeggtind Peak
Elevation 10,023 ft (3,055 m)
Coordinates 71°50′S 09°40′E / 71.833°S 9.667°E / -71.833; 9.667Coordinates: 71°50′S 09°40′E / 71.833°S 9.667°E / -71.833; 9.667
Naming
Native name Conradfjella
Geography
Antarctica, Norway territorial claim.svg
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
Continent Antarctica
State/Province Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent range Orvin Mountains

The Conrad Mountains (German: Conradgebirge, Norwegian: Conradfjella) are a narrow chain of mountains, 19 miles (31 km) long, located between the Gagarin Mountains and Mount Dallmann in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. The Conrad Mountains are a subrange of the Orvin Mountains. With its summit at 3,055 metres (10,023 ft), the massive Sandeggtind Peak forms the highest point in the Conrad Mountains.

Discovery and naming[edit]

Conrad Mountains is located in Antarctica
Conrad Mountains
Conrad Mountains
Map depicting the location of the Conrad Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

The Conrad Mountains were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Captain Alfred Ritscher, and named for Rear Admiral Heinrich Friedrich (Fritz) Conrad (18 April 1883 – 1 January 1944), director of the meteorological division of the former Marineleitung (German Admiralty). They were surveyed by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956-1960.[1]

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