Filchner Mountains

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Coordinates: 72°3′S 7°40′E / 72.050°S 7.667°E / -72.050; 7.667 The Filchner Mountains (German: Filchnerberge) are a group of mountains 7 miles (11 km) southwest of the Drygalski Mountains, at the western end of the Orvin Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Wilhelm Filchner, leader of the German expedition to the Weddell Sea area in 1911–12. They were remapped from air photos taken by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59.[1]

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