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Adolf Henrick Lindstrøm - Biographical Notes

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Lindstrøm was recommended to Amundsen by Otto Sverdrup for the attempt on the north west passage in the Gjøa after he had impressed Sverdrup during his earlier Greenland expedition on the Fram. He was the only man on board who officially had but one job, though as was the case on all such expeditions (even today), he would have carried out many general duties.

 

Landmarks named after Adolf Henrick Lindstrøm

Feature Name: Lindstrøm Peak
Type: summit
Elevation: 2640
Latitude: 86°18´S
Longitude: 160°10´W
Description: A peak, 2,640 m, standing 2 mi NW of Mount Kristensen on the W side of Nilsen Plateau, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Named by US-ACAN for Adolf H. Lindstrøm, cook for the land party at Framheim on Amundsen's expedition of 1910-12. This naming preserves the spirit of Amundsen's commemoration of "Mount A. Lindstrøm," a name applied in 1911 for an unidentifiable mountain in the general area.

Variant Name(s) - Mount A. Lindström


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