Payer Mountains

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Payer Mountains
Payergruppe
Payer Mountains is located in Antarctica
Payer Mountains
Location
Geography
CountryAntarctica
Range coordinates72°2′S 14°35′E / 72.033°S 14.583°E / -72.033; 14.583Coordinates: 72°2′S 14°35′E / 72.033°S 14.583°E / -72.033; 14.583

The Payer Mountains (German: Payergruppe) is a group of scattered mountains extending north-south for about 37 km (23 mi), standing 15 km (9 mi) east of the Weyprecht Mountains and forming the eastern half of the Hoel Mountains in central Queen Maud Land.

They were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Julius Payer, Austrian polar explorer, who in company with Karl Weyprecht discovered Franz Josef Land in 1873.[1]

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