This page presents the geographical name data for Gjelstad 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): Gjelstad Pass
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5711
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 57' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.95
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Pass through the W part of the Allardyce Range of South Georgia, between Mount Corneliussen and Smillie Peak. It is the only pass yet discovered which gives access overland to the area S of the Allardyce Range. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for A. Gjelstad, Norwegian engineer and factory owner, who between 1926 and 1932 invented various devices of great practical value to the whaling industry, including the "whale-claw," an apparatus for grasping the tails of whales for hauling them up the slipways of factory ships.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data