This page presents the geographical name data for Armitage Saddle 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): Armitage Saddle
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 593
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 09' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 15' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.15
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1974
Description (see definition): The saddle at the head of Blue Glacier, overlooking the Howchin and Walcott Glaciers which drain toward Walcott Bay in the Koettlitz Glacier. The saddle is at the S end of the "Snow Valley" (upper part of Blue Glacier) mapped by Armitage in 1902, and subsequently wrongly omitted from maps of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13. The New Zealand Blue Glacier Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE), 1956-58, established a survey station on the saddle in September 1957. They named it for Lieutenant A.B. Armitage, second-in-command of the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), 1901-04, in recognition of his exploration in this area.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data