Mount Breckinridge

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Mount Breckinridge
Mount Elkins Map.jpg
Map of Antarctica indicating location of Mount Breckinridge
Highest point
Elevation 2,050 m (6,730 ft)
Coordinates 66°37′S 53°41′E / 66.617°S 53.683°E / -66.617; 53.683Coordinates: 66°37′S 53°41′E / 66.617°S 53.683°E / -66.617; 53.683
Geography
Location Enderby Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica
Parent range Napier Mountains
Geology
Age of rock 2837 million years (Archaean eon)
Mountain type Metamorphic
Climbing
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb

Mount Breckinridge is a mountain, 2,050 metres (6,730 ft) high, standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) south of Stor Hånakken Mountain in the Napier Mountains of Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition of 1936–37, and was named "Langnuten" (the long peak). It was rephotographed by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1956 and renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for J.E. Breckinridge a meteorologist at Wilkes Station in 1961.[1]

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