Wohlthat Mountains

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Coordinates: 71°35′S 12°20′E / 71.583°S 12.333°E / -71.583; 12.333 Wohlthat Mountains (German: Wohlthatmassiv) is a large group of associated mountain features consisting of the Humboldt Mountains, Petermann Ranges, and the Gruber Mountains, located immediately east of the Orvin Mountains in Fimbulheimen in the central Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Councilor of state Helmuth C.H. Wohlthat, who as economist and fiscal officer dealt with the organization of the expedition.

The area was reconnoitered and aerially photographed by the 5th Indian Antarctic Expedition (Nov 1985-Mar 1986) with a three-month temporary summer camp established there. The area was revisited by later Indian Antarctic expeditions.[1]

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  1. ^ Sharma, Satya S. (2001). Breaking the ice in Antarctica: the first Indian wintering in Antarctica. New Age International. p. 323. ISBN 978-81-224-1290-1. Retrieved 17 November 2010.