This page presents the geographical name data for Quartermain Mountains in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Quartermain Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12241
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 51' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 45' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.85
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of exposed mountains, c. 20 mi long, typical of ice-free features of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, located S of Taylor Glacier and bounded by Finger Mountain, Mount Handsley, Mount Feather and Tabular Mountain; also including Knobhead, Terra Cotta Mountain, New Mountain, Beacon Heights, Pyramid Mountain, Arena Valley, Kennar Valley, Turnabout Valley and the several valleys and ridges within Beacon Valley. The mountains were visited by British expeditions led by R.F. Scott (1901-04 and 1910-13) and E.H. Shackleton (1907-09), which applied several names. Names were added in the years subsequent to IGY, 1957-58, concurrent with research carried out by New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) and U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties, and to fulfill the requirement for maps compiled from U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs, 1947-83. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1977 after Lester Bowden Quartermain (1895-1973), New Zealand Antarctic historian.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data