Conrad Mountains

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Conrad Mountains
Conrad Mountains North.jpg
View looking to the west over Glopeken glacier, in the northern part of the Conrad Mountains.
Highest point
PeakSandeggtind Peak
Elevation10,023 ft (3,055 m)
Coordinates71°50′S 09°40′E / 71.833°S 9.667°E / -71.833; 9.667Coordinates: 71°50′S 09°40′E / 71.833°S 9.667°E / -71.833; 9.667
Naming
Native nameConradfjella
Geography
Conrad Mountains is located in Antarctica
Conrad Mountains
Conrad Mountains
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
ContinentAntarctica
State/ProvinceQueen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent rangeOrvin 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[edit]

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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conrad Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 21 November 2011.

External links[edit]

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