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Hjalmar Fredrik Gjertsen (1885 - 1958) - Biographical notes

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Landmarks named after Fredrick Gjertsen

Feature Name: Mount Gjertsen
Type: summit
Elevation: 2420
Latitude: 86°40S
Longitude: 148°27W
Description: A mountain, 2,420 m, standing 2 mi NE of Mount Grier in the La Gorce Mountains, Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered in December 1934 by the ByrdAE geological party under Quin Blackburn, and so named in an attempt to reconcile Byrd's discoveries with the names applied by Roald Amundsen in 1911-12. Amundsen had named a mountain in the general vicinity for Lt. Hj.F. Gjertsen of the Norwegian Navy, who was second mate on Amundsen's ship Fram and later ice pilot for the ByrdAE, 1933-35.

Variant Name(s) - Mount F. Gjertsen

Feature Name: Gjertsen Promontory
Type: cliff
Latitude: 86°38S
Longitude: 148°32W
Description: A low but sharply rising promontory at the extremity of the spur trending N from Mount Gjertsen, in the La Gorce Mountains. The feature was mapped by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by NZGSAE, 1969-70, in association with Mount Gjertsen.

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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912
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Scott and Amundsen: Last Place on Earth
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The Last Place on Earth
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Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic
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The Amundsen Photographs
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Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922
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Roald Amundsen (In the Footsteps of Explorers): The Quest for the South Pole (In the Footsteps of Explorers)
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