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
PeakSandeggtind Peak
Elevation3,055 m (10,023 ft)
Coordinates72°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
Native nameOrvinfjella
Orvin Mountains is located in Antarctica
Orvin Mountains
Orvin Mountains
Map depicting the territorial extent of Queen Maud Land
State/ProvinceQueen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Parent rangeFimbulheimen

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]

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]


  1. ^ "Orvin Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

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