Mount Harrington

The clickable images and aerial photographs on this page illustrate material about Mount Harrington. Mount Harrington is one of the highest peaks in the east end of the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica, rising to on the west side of Whitehall Glacier and southwest of Mount Northampton. It was named in 1960 by The New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee after geologist Hilary J. Harrington, who led the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) to this region, 1957–58, and also led the NZGSAE in the McMurdo Sound region, 1958–59. Later, he was a United States Antarctic Research Program investigator (with Russell J. Korsch) in the McMurdo Sound region, 1968–69.

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O'Neal Ridge (8.63 km)

O'Neal Ridge is a high ridge trending NE-SW, bounded by Ingham Glacier and Humphries Glacier in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Russell D. O'Neal, member of the National Science Board, 1972-77. As part of his official duties in support of the U.S. science program, he visited several sites in Antarctica in 1975.

Mount Northampton (8.93 km)

Mount Northampton is a mountain that rises above the central part of the ridge just east of Bowers Glacier in the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land. Discovered in January 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross, who named it for the Marquess of Northampton, then President of the Royal Society.

Piore Ridge (9.34 km)

Piore Ridge is a prominent ridge, 11 nautical miles (20 km) long, located between Elder Glacier and Bowers Glacier in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land. Mapped by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1957–58, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Emanuel Ruben Piore, American physicist, member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, 1961-72.

Baker Glacier (10.07 km)

Baker Glacier is a small tributary glacier that enters Whitehall Glacier just north of Martin Hill, in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–62, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for John R. Baker, biologist at Hallett Station in 1967–68 and 1968–69.

Martin Hill (Antarctica) (10.87 km)

Martin Hill is a conspicuous ice-free hill at the west side of Whitehall Glacier in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–62, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for P.J. Martin, New Zealand senior scientist at Hallett Station, 1961.

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