Gjelsvik Mountains

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Gjelsvik Mountains
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
Highest point
Peak Risemedet Mountain
Elevation 8,875 ft (2,705 m)
Coordinates 72°9′S 2°36′E / 72.150°S 2.600°E / -72.150; 2.600Coordinates: 72°9′S 2°36′E / 72.150°S 2.600°E / -72.150; 2.600
Continent Antarctica
State/Province Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent range Fimbulheimen

The Gjelsvik Mountains are a group of mountains about 25 nautical miles (50 km) long, between the Sverdrup Mountains and the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica.[1] With its summit at 2,705 metres (8,875 ft), the massive Risemedet Mountain forms the highest point in these mountains, also marking their eastern end.

Discovery and naming[edit]

Gjelsvik Mountains is located in Antarctica
Gjelsvik Mountains
Gjelsvik Mountains
Map depicting the location of the Gjelsvik Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

The Gjelsvik Mountains were first photographed from the air and roughly plotted by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–39). They were mapped in detail by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949–52) and from air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59). They were named for Tore Gjelsvik, Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.[1]

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