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Butchers Spur: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Butchers Spur 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): Butchers Spur

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2216

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -166.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A high ice-covered spur which descends southwestward from Mount Don Pedro Christophersen to the polar plateau. This feature on the south margin of the Queen Maud Mountains is the location of Roald Amundsen's "Butcher Shop." It was here in November 1911 that his party slaughtered their excess sledge dogs, consuming portions themselves and permitting the remaining sledge dogs a feast, prior to making the final dash to the South Pole, which was reached December 14.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Butchers Spur in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Butchers Spur should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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