Weyprecht Mountains

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Weyprecht Mountains
Weyprecht Mountains is located in Antarctica
Weyprecht Mountains
Elevation2,705 metres (8,875 ft)
Range coordinates72°0′S 13°30′E / 72.000°S 13.500°E / -72.000; 13.500Coordinates: 72°0′S 13°30′E / 72.000°S 13.500°E / -72.000; 13.500

Weyprecht Mountains (German: Weyprechtberge) is a small group of mountains about 15 km (9 mi) west of the Payer Mountains, forming the western half of the Hoel Mountains in Queen Maud Land.

They were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Karl Weyprecht, Austrian polar explorer who in company with Julius Payer discovered Franz Josef Land in 1873, and who initiated the first International Polar Year expedition in 1882–83.

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