View looking to the west over Glopeken glacier, in the northern part of the Conrad Mountains.
|Elevation||10,023 ft (3,055 m)|
|State/Province||Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica|
|Parent range||Orvin Mountains|
The Conrad Mountains (German: Conradgebirge, Norwegian: Conradfjella) are a narrow chain of mountains, 30 km (19 mi) 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
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.