Orvin Mountains

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Orvin Mountains
Conrad Mountains North.jpg
View looking to the west over Glopeken Glacier. Glopeken Glacier is located in the northern part of the Conrad Mountains, a subrange of the Orvin Mountains.
Highest point
Peak Sandeggtind Peak
Elevation 10,023 ft (3,055 m)
Coordinates 72°00′00″S 09°00′00″E / 72.00000°S 9.00000°E / -72.00000; 9.00000Coordinates: 72°00′00″S 09°00′00″E / 72.00000°S 9.00000°E / -72.00000; 9.00000
Antarctica, Norway territorial claim.svg
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
Continent Antarctica
State/Province Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent range Fimbulheimen

The Orvin Mountains (Norwegian: Orvinfjella) constitute a major group of mountain ranges, extending for about 100 km (62 mi) between the Wohlthat Mountains and the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains in Queen Maud Land. With its summit at 3,055 metres (10,023 ft), the massive Sandeggtind Peak forms the highest point in the Conrad Mountains, a subrange of the Orvin Mountains.

Discovery and naming[edit]

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

First photographed from the air and roughly plotted by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938-1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition (1956–60) and named for Anders K. Orvin, director of the Norwegian Polar Institute from 1958 to 1959.[1]

Constituent ranges[edit]

Constituent ranges of Orvin Mountains, listed from east to west:

See also[edit]


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