- Amundsen/Fram - first successful expedition to reach the South Pole
- 1910-11 Fram
Ice pilot - Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1933-35
Norwegian naval officer.
Landmarks named after
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
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.