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The Allardyce Range is the main range on South Georgia. Its highest summit is the Mount Paget at 2'935 metres.

The highest mountains in South Georgia are:

Mount Paget, Allardyce Range (2'935 m)
Mt. Nordenskjöld, Allardyce Range (2'354 m)
Mount Carse, Salvesan Range (2'331 m)
Mount Sugartop, Allardyce Range (2'325 m)
Mount Roots, Allardyce Range (2'280 m)
Mount Paterson, Allardyce Range(2'196 m)
Three Brothers, Allardyce Range (2'040 m)
Mount Baume, Salvesen Range (1'911 m)
Mount Macklin, Salvesen Range (1'899 m)
Mount Brooker, Allardyce Range (1'880 m).  

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1992 stamp

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 1992.
The background of the stamp is showing a view from Mount Duse area towards the Allardyce Range, the highest summit is the Mount Paget.

 

 

South Georgia
Grytviken

Grytviken, the oldest of the whaling stations on South Georgia, was founded by Captain Carl Anton Larsen in 1904. It is the principal settlement on the island of South Georgia. It is situated in the eastern part of the Cumberland Bay, at the Cauldron Bay of the Thatcher Peninsula.

Grytviken is surrounded by the Mt. Hodges (605 m), Mt. Duse (505 m) & Orca Peak (395 m).

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1980 stamp

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, Whaler's Church at Grytviken.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The Whaler's Church was prefabricated in Norway and shipped to Grytviken for assembly. The Church was consecrated on Christmas Day 1913. Not far away there is the grave of the explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1980 stamp

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, coaling hulk "Louise" at Grytviken.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The "Louise" was purchased to transport the factory buildings and accommodation down to South Georgia from Sandefjord. The hulk was built in 1869 in Freeport, Maine, as the barque "Jennie S. Barker". It was renamed as "Louise" in 1880 and sunk in the mid 1920s.

 

www.mountainstamp.com issued 1987

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1987.
Research station at Grytviken.
The mountain in the background is the Mount Hodges at 605 metres.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Hodges and Orca Peak 1995

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1995.
The sailing boats "Damien II" and "Mischief" in front of Gritviken.

The left stamp is showing the Orca Peak, lower peak in the foreground (name unknown).
The right stamp is showing the Orca Peak and the Mt. Hodges in the background.

 

South Georgia 1993, Grytviken.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Sugartop stamp 1999

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1999.
Grytviken and Mount Sugartop in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Images of South Georgia".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Sugartop stamp 1999

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1999.

The whale catchers "Dias" and "Albatros" at Grytviken. Dias (left), was built and named as "Viola" in Hull (England) in 1906, came to South Georgia in 1927. Albatros was built 1921 in Svelvik (Norway). The "Dias" sank 1973 and "Albatros" 1974. In the year 2004 both ships have been refloated and beached.

In the background the silhouette of Mount Nordenskjöld and Mount Roots.
The stamp was issued in the series "Images of South Georgia".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Nordenskjöld stamp issued 2009

South Georgia 2009, Grytviken.
The stamp is showing the post office of Grytviken.
The three summits behing the ship are the Mount Nordenskjöld (2'354 m), Mount Roots east summit and Mount Roots main summit (2'280 m).

 

www.mountainstamp.com Mount Nordenskjöld stamp issued 2010

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2010.
The wrecks of the whale catchers "Dias" and "Albatros" at midnight sun in the harbour of Grytviken.

In the background the Mount Nordenskjöld 2'354 m (right).

 

www.mountainstamp.com issued 2010

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2010.
The "Petrel" is another whaling ship wrecked on the shore at Grytviken.

 

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2013
Star Trails over the whale Catchers "Dias" and "Albatros" in the harbour of Grytviken. In distance (left of Dias) the Mount Nordenskjöld 2'354 m.
The stamp was issued in the series "Star Trails".

 

 

South Georgia
Cumberland Bay

The Cumberland Bay is at the entrance about 6 kilometres wide and separated by the Thatcher Peninsula into two extensive arms, the Cumberland East Bay and the Cumberland West Bay. To its south rises the Allardyce Range and dominates the panoramic view. Its highest summit is the Mount Paget (2'935 m). Other summits of the Range are the Mount Nordenskjöld (2'354 m), Three Brothers (2'340 m), Mount Sugartop (2'325 m), Mount Roots (2'280 m), Mount Kling (1'846 m), Marikoppa (1'840 m), Paulsen Peak (1'576 m) and the Larssen Peak (1'548 m).

 

South Georgia map Cumberland Bay

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay William Scoresby Mount Paget stamp 1938

Falkland Islands 1938

The stamp is showing the research ship „William Scoresby“ in the Cumberland Bay.
The Mount Paget (2'935 m) in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay William Scoresby Mount Paget stamp 1963

South Georgia 1963, Cumberland Bay.
Hope Point, Shackleton Memorial.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Shackleton memorial 1977

Falkland Islands and South Georgia 1977, Cumberland Bay.
Prince Philip visiting the Shackleton Memorial 1957.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay King Edwards Point stamp South Georgia 1980

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, King Edwards Point.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The stamp is showing a view from King Edwards Point towards the Mount Sugartop (left). The summit in the middle seems to be the Paulsen Peak (1'876 m). The King Edwards Point, where there is a research station, is situated about 900 metres in the east of Grytviken.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay stamp South Georgia 1980

Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, Sir Ernest Shackleton memorial at the Hope Point in the Cumberland Bay.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The three summits in the middle are (from left to right):
Mount Nordenskjöld (2'354 m), Mount Roots east summit and Mount Roots main summit (2'280 m).

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay stamp South Georgia 1980

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, RRS „John Biscoe II“ in the Cumberland Bay.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The summit behind the word "Dependencies" is the Mount Paget (2'935 m).

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay stamp South Georgia 1980

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, "RRS Bransfield" in the Cumberland Bay.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

In the background there is the Mount Paget at 2'935 metres.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay stamp South Georgia 1980

 Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, HMS „Endurance“ in the Cumberland Bay.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cumberland Bay stamp South Georgia 2000

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2000.

The stamp is showing a view from the Sir Ernest Shackleton memorial at Hope Point towards Mount Paget (2'935 m). The three small summits in the background (left) are the Mount Nordenskjöld (2'354 m), Mount Roots east summit and Mount Roots main summit (2'280 m).

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2004.
The background is showing a panoramic view from the Cumberland Bay.
The stamps were issued in the sheet "Aspects of South Georgia".

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2013.

Star Trails behind Hope Point.
The Shackleton Memorial at Cumberland Bay in the foreground.
In the background the Mount Paget.

South Georgia 2013, Star Trails.
View from the Green Peninsula at the Moraine Fjord towards minor summits of the Allerdyce range. The Moraine Fjord is a 6 kilometres long inlet of the of Cumberland East Bay.


South Georgia Carlita Bay stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 2014

South Georgia 2014
A shooter searching for reindeer.
Photo: Carl Erik Kilander.

The stamp was issued in the series "History of Reindeer".

According the photographer, the picture shows the inner part of Carlita Bay on the southern side of the Busen area (app. 10 kilometers to the south of the old whaling station Husvik).
Carlita Bay is a small bay in the west side of Cumberland West Bay.

M/V Lindblad Explorer off King Edward Point ship stamp issued by South Georgia 2016

South Georgia 2016
M/V Lindblad Explorer off King Edward Point.
The stamp was issued in the series "25th Anniversary of the IAATO".

It was the first vessel specifically built for taking fee paying passengers to the Antarctic in 1969 and was the first cruise ship to visit South Georgia. (On 23th November 2007 the ship sank off King George Island).

 

 

South Georgia
Gulbrandsen Lake and Neumayer Glacier

The Gulbrandsen lake is a glacier dammed lake along the northern edge of the Neumayer Glacier (Cumberland West Bay). It is situated about 6.5 kilometres in the southwest of the Husvik Whaling station (Stromness Bay) at an altutude of 215 metres. The lake is 1.5 kilometres long and 1 kilometres wide.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1984 stamp

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 1992.
Gulbrandsen Lake and Neumayer Glacier.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1980 stamp

Falkland Islands Dependencies 1980, Gulbrandsen Lake and Neumayer Glacier.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 1980.

The mountains at the right is the Three Brother massif.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2007.
The stamp is showing a map (1958) and a satellite view (2003) of the Neumayer Glacier.

 

 

 

South Georgia
Ocean Harbour

The Ocean Harbour is situated on the north coast of the Barff Peninsula. It was a whaling station between 1909-1920.

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 2007 Neumayer Glacier map stamp 2007

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1990.

The stamp is showing a view from the Ocean Harbour towards Black Peak (806 metres). The Black Peak is the highest summit on the Barff Peninsula. Another summit on the peninsula is the O'Connor Peak at 670 metres.

In the foreground the wreck of the "Bayard", a three masted iron hulled sailing ship. The ship was built in Liverpool (1864) and wrecked at South Georgia on 6th June 1911.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 2010 Ocean Harbour Bayard stamp

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2010.
The wreck of the "Bayard" at midnight sun in the Ocean Harbour.

 

 

 

South Georgia
Possession Bay

The Possession Bay is 3.2 kilometres wide and 8 kilometres long on the north coast of South Georgia.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 1975 Possesion Bay stamp

South Georgia 1975, Possession Bay.

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Georgia 2010 Possesion Bay stamp

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2010.
Possession Bay, painting of William Hodges (1744-1795).

Between 1772 and 1775 William Hodges was member of James Cook's voyage as the expedition's artist. 

 

 

 

South Georgia
Royal Bay

The Royal Bay is situated along the north coast of South Georgia.
It is 6 kilometres wide and 8 kilmetres long. The Ross- and Hindle Glacier enters into the Royal Bay.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Survey of Royal Bay area stamp 1989

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 1989
Survey of Royal Bay area.
The stamp was issued in the series "Combined Services Expedition 1964-1965".

 

 

 

South Georgia
Stromness Bay

The Stromness Bay is situated in the east of the Cumberland Bay. In the bay there where the three whaling stations Husvik, Grytviken und Leith Harbour.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Stromness Bay 1996

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1996.
Tom Crean & Stromness Whaling Station.
The stamp was issued in the series "80 years after crossing South Georgia"

 

www.mountainstamp.com Karrakatta 2010

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2010.
The wreck of the "Karrakatta " at midnight sun in the Husvik whaling station.

 

 

 

South Georgia
Drygalski Fjord

The Drygalski Fjord is situated in the southwestern part of South Georgia. It is about 1.6 kilometres wide and 11 kilometres long. It is surrounded by the summits of the Salvesen Range.

 

.www.mountainstamp.com Drygalski Fjord stamp

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2004.
The background is showing a panoramic view from the Drygalski Fjord towards the summits of the Salvesen Range.
The stamps were issued in the sheet "Aspects of South Georgia".

 

 

 

South Georgia
King Haakon Bay

The King Haakon Bay is situated on the southern coast of South Georgia. It is about 4 kilometres wide and 13 kilometres long.

 

www.mountainstamp.com King Hakoon Bay 1996

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 1996.
Frank Worsley & King Haakon Bay from Shackleton Gap.
The stamp was issued in the series "80 years after crossing South Georgia"

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2004.
The background is showing a panoramic view from the King Haakon Bay.
The stamps were issued in the sheet "Aspects of South Georgia".

 

 

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