- first successful expedition to reach the South Pole - 1910-11
Swede, worked for the Diesels Moterer Co. of Stockholm Sweden, who helped
design Fram's new engine.
"From the very beginning he had assisted in the construction
of the Fram's motor, so that he knew his engine thoroughly. He treated
it as his darling; therefore there was never anything the matter with
it. It may truly be said that he did honour to his firm and the nation
to which he belongs."
Landmarks named after Thorvald
Description: A peak, 3,030 m, standing 4 mi SE of Mount
Stubberud on a ridge from the N side of Nilsen Plateau, in Queen
Maud Mountains. Mapped by USGS from the surveys and USN air photos,
1960-64. Named by US-ACAN for Knut Sundbeck, engineer of the ship
naming preserves the spirit of Amundsen's 1911 commemoration of
"Mount K. Sundbeck," a name applied for an unidentifiable mountain
in the general area.
Variant Name(s) - Mount K. Sundbeck, Mount Knut Sundbeck