This page presents the geographical name data for Reynolds Peak 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): Reynolds Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12575
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 16' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 01' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.0166667
Elevation (see definition): 785
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A prominent peak (785 m) rising 6 mi NW of Eld Peak on the W side of Matusevich Glacier. Two conical peaks were sighted in the area from the Peacock on Jan. 16, 1840 by Passed Midshipmen William Reynolds and Henry Eld of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42). The northwestern peak was named for Reynolds by U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) leader Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. In 1959 Phillip Law of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) made investigations of features in this area. Reference to Wilkes' narrative showed that the recorded descriptions of the peaks seen by Reynolds and Eld to be in accord with photographs of the peaks on the W side of Matusevich Glacier. The peak described was selected by Law to commemorate Wilkes' naming.
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