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Terningen Peak is a small rock peak marking the summit of Terningskarvet Mountain in the Gjelsvik Mountains, Queen Maud Land. It was photographed from the air by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–1952), led by John Schjelderup Giæver, and later by air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59) and named Terningen (the die).[1]

Terningen Peak
Terningen Peak is located in Antarctica
Terningen Peak
Terningen Peak
Location in Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation2,680 metres (8,790 ft)
Coordinates72°11′S 2°45′E / 72.183°S 2.750°E / -72.183; 2.750Coordinates: 72°11′S 2°45′E / 72.183°S 2.750°E / -72.183; 2.750
Parent rangeGjelsvik Mountains

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  1. ^ "Terningen Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Terningen Peak" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).