Mount Breckinridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Breckinridge
Mount Elkins Map.jpg
Map of Antarctica indicating location of Mount Breckinridge
Elevation 2,050 m (6,726 ft)
Location Enderby Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica
Range Napier Mountains
Coordinates 66°37′S 53°41′E / 66.617°S 53.683°E / -66.617; 53.683Coordinates: 66°37′S 53°41′E / 66.617°S 53.683°E / -66.617; 53.683
Type Metamorphic
Age of rock 2837 million years (Archaean eon)
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb

Mount Breckinridge is a mountain, 2,050 metres (6,730 ft) high, standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) south of Stor Hånakken Mountain in the Napier Mountains of Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition of 1936–37, and was named "Langnuten" (the long peak). It was rephotographed by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1956 and renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for J.E. Breckinridge a meteorologist at Wilkes Station in 1961.[1]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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