- first successful expedition to reach the South Pole
- 1910-11 Fram
One of the first
party of men to reach the South Pole
Naval gunner, with whaling experience
in the arctic. He also had his mate's certificate.
Oscar Wisting in the
fuel depot at Framheim
Landmarks named after Oskar Wisting
Description: A rock peak (2,580
m), the northwestern most summit of the massif at the
head of Amundsen Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains.
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 Oscar Wisting, a member of the
party. The peak described was mapped by USGS from surveys
and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 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 Wisting. Other peaks
in the massif have been named for members of Amundsen's
South Pole Party.
Variant Name(s) - Mount Oscar