Rigny Bjerg

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Rigny Bjerg
Mount Rigny
Rigny Bjerg is located in Greenland
Rigny Bjerg
Rigny Bjerg
Sermersooq, Greenland
Elevation 2,385 m (7,825 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Greenland
Coordinates 69°02′54″N 26°49′16″W / 69.04833°N 26.82111°W / 69.04833; -26.82111Coordinates: 69°02′54″N 26°49′16″W / 69.04833°N 26.82111°W / 69.04833; -26.82111

Rigny Bjerg or Mount Rigny is Greenland's sixth highest peak, reaching 2,385 m (7,825 ft) above sea level. It is situated on the Blosseville Coast in what is now the municipality of Sermersooq.

Rigny Bjerg was marked on Jules de Blosseville's map of 1833. His report also contained a drawing of the mountain's profile as seen from the sea. Based on the profile, its exact position has been established. Detailed investigations have shown that the mountain is probably identical to the Norsemen's Blåserk[1] and to the Mount of Gods Mercie named by Henry Hudson in 1607.[2]

The mountain was named by Jules de Blosseville, probably for Henri-Marie-Daniel Gaultier, conte de Rigny (1782–1835), a French naval officer.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Shirt" - probably a descriptive name alluding to a dark appearance towering over the white inland ice, cf Hvitserk.
  2. ^ Tornøe, Johannes Kristoffer (1964). Early American history: Norsemen before Columbus. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 126. 
  3. ^ Løve, Jan - Østgrønlands stednavne - fra den første kortlægning: Blossevilles togt med "La Lilloise" i 1833. Arktisk Institut