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Immediate report on the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1959-60: VUWAE 3



The place names referred to in this report are provisional. Surveys were made from six peaks, Willis, Schist, Miller District I, Miller District II, Abner's Head and Abner North. Rounds of angles onto prominent peaks, including some of the T.A.E. and previous University Expedition survey stations were made and complete photographic panoramas taken. All surveying was done in clear weather except from Schists Peak, which despite two attempts thwarted the survey with cold weather and poor visibility.

The survey coverage was successful (as far as can be judged in the field) and sufficient so that no more stations were needed within this area except for the partially successful Schist Peak survey. The peaks climed were 4500-5000 feet altitude and through judicious selection they entailed the minimum of mountaineering. It is intended that the data collected will be taken to Lands and Survey Dept. and plotted by Wheeler and Willis.