Mount Krüger

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Mount Krüger
Highest point
Elevation 2,655 m (8,711 ft) [1]
Coordinates 72°36′S 0°57′E / 72.600°S 0.950°E / -72.600; 0.950Coordinates: 72°36′S 0°57′E / 72.600°S 0.950°E / -72.600; 0.950
Geography
Location Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Parent range Sverdrup Mountains

Mount Krüger, or Krügerfjellet (German: Krügerberg), is a 2,655-metre (8,710 ft) mountain standing 8 nautical miles (15 km) southwest of Kvithø Peak in the Sverdrup Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.[2] The summit of Krüger is the highest point in the Sverdrup Mtns.[3]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Mount Krüger was discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Captain Alfred Ritscher, and named for Walter Krüger, a meteorological assistant on the expedition. It was surveyed by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949–1952), led by John Schjelderup Giæver.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Kruger". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ Alberts, Fred G., ed. (June 1995). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (PDF) (second ed.). United States Board on Geographic Names. p. 406. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Mount Krüger, Antarctica". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

External links[edit]

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