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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6966

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 46' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 34' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.7666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5666667

Elevation (see definition): 2860

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A massive mountain rising to 2,860 m, forming the central and highest peak of Eternity Range, northern Palmer Land. First seen from the air and named Mount Hope by Lincoln Ellsworth during his flights of Nov. 21 and 23, 1935. The mountain was surveyed and given the name Mount Wakefield by J.R. Rymill of British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in Nov. 1936. The feature was subsequently photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in Sept. 1940, and by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in Dec. 1947. A careful study of the reports, maps, and photographs of these expeditions, as well as additional survey of the area by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960, has led to the conclusion that Ellsworth's Mount Hope and Rymill's Mount Wakefield are synonymous. For the sake of historical continuity the name Mount Hope has been retained for this mountain (the name Wakefield has been transferred to Wakefield Highland located close northwestward). This mountain is one of three major mountains in Ellsworth's Eternity Range to which he gave the names Faith, Hope, and Charity.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Hope, Mount 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 Hope, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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