This page presents the geographical name data for Orpheus Pass in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Orpheus Pass
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17443
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 13' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.2166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1997
Description (see definition): The 250 m wide pass in Eastern Livingston Island bounded by Pliska Ridge to the SE and Burdick Ridge to the NW. Elevation just over 560 m. Part of the overland route from Balkan Plateau via the nameless saddle between Willan Nunatak and Burdick South Peak, then via Orpheus Pass to upper Perunika Glacier and Mount Friesland area. Midpoint located 6,100 m E of Sinemorets Hill. The name Orpheus was originally applied in 1995 to a neighboring peak, but due to priority of the existing British name form Willan Nunatak, transferred subsequently to the present feature.
Date Created (see definition): 09/24/1998
Date Edited (see definition): No data