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Greenland, Note on the Altitudes of Gunnbjorns Fjeld, Dome and Cone

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Note on the Altitudes of Gunnbjørns Fjeld, Dome and Cone. Although Major Olsson has made the claim that both Dome and Cone are higher than Gunnbjørns Fjeld and has suggested that Dome be named “Ingemars Fjeld” and Cone “Lars Fjeld,” the Danish Geodaetisk Institut has informed us that Ingemar Olsson’s surveying methods were very primitive and that further control has proved that Gunnbjøms Fjeld is the highest mountain in Greenland. The Institute further informed us that it will not accept the names of Ingemars Fjeld and Lars Fjeld as mountains cannot be named for living persons.

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