Geography

Mount Hassel

June 12, 2012, 1:19 pm

Mount Hassel is a rocky peak of 7841 feet (2390 meters) in elevation, the northeasternmost summit of the massif at the head of Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains, on the continent of Antarctica.

 In November 1911, a number of mountain peaks in this general vicinity were observed and rudely positioned by the South Pole Party under Roald Amundsen. Amundsen named one of them for Sverre Hassel, a member of the party.

Mount Hassel was initially mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, in the period 1960-64. For the sake of historical continuity and to commemorate the Norwegian exploration in this area, the US-ACAN has selected this feature to be designated Mount Hassel. Other peaks in the massif have also been named after members of Amundsen's South Pole Party.

Latitude:

862800S

Longitude:

1642800W

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Citation

Saundry, P. (2012). Mount Hassel. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154703

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