Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains

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Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains
Hoggestabben in the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains
Highest point
Peak Jøkulkyrkja Mountain
Elevation 3,148 m (10,328 ft)
Coordinates 72°00′S 05°20′E / 72.000°S 5.333°E / -72.000; 5.333Coordinates: 72°00′S 05°20′E / 72.000°S 5.333°E / -72.000; 5.333
Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains is located in Antarctica
Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains
Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains
Location of the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains in Antarctica
Continent Antarctica
Region Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent range Fimbulheimen

The Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains (German: Mühlig-Hofmann-Gebirge) is a major group of associated mountain features extending east to west for 100 km (62 mi) between the Gjelsvik Mountains and the Orvin Mountains in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica. With its summit at 3,148 metres (10,328 ft), the massive Jøkulkyrkja Mountain forms the highest point in the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains.

Discovery and naming[edit]

The Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938-1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for the division director of the German Air Ministry. They were remapped by the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956-1960.[1]


See also[edit]


"Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

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