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Wedge Face

Wedge Face is a descriptive name for the prominent wedge-shaped rock spur that projects from Mount Patrick into the eastern part of Beardmore Glacier. This feature was almost surely observed by Shackletons Southern Journey Party on its ascent of ...

                                               

Wild Icefalls

Wild Icefalls are extensive icefalls at the head of Beardmore Glacier, between Mount Wild and Mount Buckley. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition in association with nearby Mount Wild. This article incorporates public d ...

                                               

Mount Wild (Queen Alexandra Range)

Mount Wild is a peak 2.5 miles west of Mount Augusta at the south-west extremity of the Queen Alexandra Range. It was discovered by the British Antarctic Expedition and named for Frank Wild, a member of the Southern Polar Party of that expedition.

                                               

Willey Point

Willey Point is a conspicuous rock point along the west side of Beardmore Glacier, marking the south side of the mouth of Berwick Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Francis J. Willey III, United States Antarctic Research ...

                                               

Cape Wilson (Ross Dependency)

Cape Wilson is a headland in Antarctica. It is a bold, rocky, snow-covered cape, forming the south-east end of the Nash Range and marking the northern entrance point to Shackleton Inlet on the western edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. It was discovered ...

                                               

Wise Bay

Wise Bay is an ice-filled inlet at the terminus of Ekblad Glacier, opening onto the Ross Ice Shelf just west of Driscoll Point. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition for K.C. Wise, who was a member of the expedition and ...

                                               

Woodall Peak

Woodall Peak is a small rock peak, 720 m, close to the south edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, about midway between the mouths of Good and Ramsey Glaciers. Discovered and photographed by the United States Antarctic Service on Flight C of February 29-Ma ...

                                               

Worthley Peak

Worthley Peak is a peak, 840 m, at the north end of Benson Ridge overlooking lower Robb Glacier. Mapped by the United States Geological Survey from tellurometer surveys and Navy air photos, 1960–62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names ...

                                               

Wyckoff Glacier

Wyckoff Glacier is a glacier, 6 nautical miles long, flowing west from Grindley Plateau in Queen Alexandra Range, just north of Lamping Peak. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Kent A. Wyckoff, United States Antarctic Research Pro ...

                                               

Mount Wyss

Mount Wyss is a peak in Antarctica. It is 1.930 m high, standing 3 nautical miles east of Mount Rotoiti in the Frigate Range. Mapped by the United States Geological Survey from tellurometer surveys and Navy air photos, 1960–62. Named by Advisory ...

                                               

Yeates Bluff

Yeates Bluff is a steep, mainly ice-covered bluff surmounted by a 1.190 m peak at its north end, standing between Lennox-King and Beaver Glaciers, 4 miles northeast of Mount Nickerson in Queen Alexandra Range, Antarctica. Named by New Zealand Geo ...

                                               

Young Head

Young Head is a prominent rock headland, 350 m, marking the north side of the entrance to Beaumont Bay on the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for CWO Victor Young, U.S. Navy, member of the Mobile Con ...

                                               

Ackroyd Point

Ackroyd Point is a point situated just east of OHara Glacier along the south side of the inner portion of Yule Bay, on the north coast of Victoria Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–62. Nam ...

                                               

Adams Ridge

Adams Ridge is a sharp-crested rock ridge, 4 miles long and rising to 800 metres, forming a part of the west margin of Bowers Mountains just south of where Sheehan Glacier enters Rennick Glacier. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committ ...

                                               

Adare Saddle

Adare Saddle is a saddle at about 900 metres, situated at the junction of Adare Peninsula and the Admiralty Mountains, and at the junction of Newnes Glacier and Moubray Glacier which fall steeply from it. Named by the New Zealand Geological Surve ...

                                               

Alamein Range

Alamein Range is a mountain range lying west of Canham Glacier, in the Freyberg Mountains of Antarctica. Named in association with Lord Bernard Freyberg and the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force by the Northern Party of New Zealand Geologica ...

                                               

Albert Valley

Albert Valley is a hanging valley between Conway Peak and Wendler Spur in the central Apocalypse Peaks of Victoria Land. The valley opens north to Barwick Valley. Named in 2005 by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Mary R. Albert, Co ...

                                               

Alcyone Cone

Alcyone Cone is an extinct volcanic cone near the center of The Pleiades, at the west side of the head of Mariner Glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Named by a Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition field party to Evans Neve, 1 ...

                                               

Mount Alford

Mount Alford is a flat-topped, ice-free mountain at the south side of Boggs Valley in the Helliwell Hills. Mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names fo ...

                                               

All Black Peak

All Black Peak is the main peak in the Crown Hills at the southeast end of the Lanterman Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica, rising to 2.025 metres on the east side of the head of Johnstone Glacier in the Bowers Mountains. It was named because of ...

                                               

Allegro Valley

Allegro Valley is a steep-sided, glacier-filled valley indenting the east side of Daniels Range just north of White Spur, in the Usarp Mountains, Antarctica. The northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, e ...

                                               

Allowitz Peak

Allowitz Peak is a peak, 1.240 metres high, rising immediately west of Mount Troubridge in Hedgpeth Heights of the Anare Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–6 ...

                                               

Alt Glacier

Alt Glacier is a glacier in Antarctica. It is 4 nautical miles long, flowing west-southwest from the Explorers Range of the Bowers Mountains to enter Rennick Glacier just north of Mount Soza. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey f ...

                                               

Anare Mountains

The Anare Mountains are a large group of mainly snow-covered peaks and ridges along the northern coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The group is bounded on the north and east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by Lillie Glacier, and on the south ...

                                               

Anare Pass

Anare Pass is a broad ice-covered pass in Antarctica at 1.200 metres above sea level. The pass is the highest point on the glaciers that delimit the south side of the Anare Mountains, separating the latter from the Admiralty Mountains and the Con ...

                                               

Anderson Icefalls

Anderson Icefalls is an icefall at the lower end of Pitkevitch Glacier terminating in a cliff face 30 metres high, located just southeast of Atkinson Cliffs along the north coast of Victoria Land. Charted in 1911 by Commander Victor Campbells Nor ...

                                               

Anderson Peninsula

Anderson Peninsula is a low ice-covered peninsula, 7 miles long, terminating in Belousov Point. It lies between Gillett Ice Shelf and Suvorov Glacier on the coastal margin of the Wilson Hills of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geol ...

                                               

Andersson Ridge

Andersson Ridge is a ridge, 4 nautical miles long, in the southern Eisenhower Range, forming the north wall of Reeves Glacier between the mouths of Anderton Glacier and Carnein Glacier, in Victoria Land. It was mapped by the United States Geologi ...

                                               

Andrews Peak

Andrews Peak is an Antarctic peak, 2.400 metres high, in the Destination Nunataks, 3 nautical miles west of Pyramid Peak in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Peter Andrews, a ...

                                               

Mount Aorangi

Mount Aorangi is the highest mountain, 3.135 m, in the Millen Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The mount was so named by the NZFMCAE, 1962–63, because of this mountains cloud-piercing ability, and also with reference to Aoraki/Mount Cook, New ...

                                               

Apocalypse Peaks

The Apocalypse Peaks are a group of peaks with a highest point of 2.360 metres, standing east of Willett Range and between Barwick Valley and Balham Valley, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The peaks were so named by the Victoria University of Welli ...

                                               

Mount Apolotok

Mount Apolotok is a high, prominent red granite peak, 2.555 m, in the Salamander Range, Freyberg Mountains in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The name is of Eskimo origin, meaning "the big red one," and was given by the Northern Party of New Zealand G ...

                                               

Mount Armagost

Mount Armagost is one in the series of peaks that rise between Mirabito Range and Homerun Range in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. This peak stands 9 nautical miles southwest of Mount LeResche. The geographical feature was mapped by United St ...

                                               

Arthurson Bluff

Arthurson Bluff is a mostly ice-covered bluff overlooking the confluence of Ludvig Glacier and Kirkby Glacier from the west, near the north coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. A helicopter landing was made here by an Australian National Antarctic ...

                                               

Mount Ashworth

Mount Ashworth is a peak 4 nautical miles east-northeast of Mount Ford in the Bowers Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Named by ANARE for Squadron Leader N. Ashworth, RAAF, officer in charge of the RAAF Antarctic Flight with ANARE, 1962, led ...

                                               

Atkinson Cliffs

Atkinson Cliffs are high coastal cliffs, 4 miles long, between the lower ends of Fendley Glacier and Pitkevitch Glacier on the north coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were mapped in 1911 by the Northern Party of the British Antarctic Exped ...

                                               

Mount Atlas

Mount Atlas is an extinct volcanic cone at the northeast side of Mount Pleiones in The Pleiades, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was so named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee in association with nearby Mount ...

                                               

Austin Peak

Austin Peak is a peak in the east-central portion of the Mirabito Range in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, for William T. A ...

                                               

Baldwin Bluff

Baldwin Bluff is a rock bluff along the southwest side of Ironside Glacier, about 5 nautical miles southwest of the summit of Mount Whewell, in the Admiralty Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was first mapped by the U ...

                                               

Mount Ballou

Mount Ballou is a pinnacle-type mountain which forms the south end of Pain Mesa and the north side of the entrance to Pinnacle Gap in the Mesa Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The mountain was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey ...

                                               

Barren Bluff

Barren Bluff is a prominent rock bluff in the south part of the Sequence Hills along the west side of upper Rennick Glacier, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Surv ...

                                               

Bates Point

Bates Point is an ice-covered headland forming the north side of the entrance to Yule Bay, along the north coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from ...

                                               

Beehive Mountain (Antarctica)

Beehive Mountain is a mountain 5 nautical miles north of Finger Mountain, standing at the north margin and near the head of Taylor Glacier, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Discovery Expedition, possibly at the suggestion of Albe ...

                                               

Bell Buttress

Bell Buttress is a forked flat-topped ridge, 1.2 nautical miles long, which extends north from The Fortress in the Cruzen Range of Victoria Land, into the southwest part of Victoria Upper Neve. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names i ...

                                               

Mount Belolikov

Mount Belolikov is a mountain along the west wall of Gannutz Glacier, about 8 nautical miles west-northwest of Mount Bruce, in the Bowers Mountains, a major mountain range situated in the geographical Victoria Land, Antarctica. The mountain was f ...

                                               

Belousov Point

Belousov Point is an ice-covered headland forming the southern tip of the Anderson Peninsula, located just north of the terminus of Suvorov Glacier, situated in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical headland was first mapped by the Soviet A ...

                                               

Berg Bay

Berg Bay is a small bay between Birthday Point and Islands Point in the west side of Robertson Bay, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. The bay was charted and named in 1911 by the Northern Party led by Victor Campbell of the British Antarctic Ex ...

                                               

Berg Peak

Berg Peak is a prominent peak, 1.870 metres high, standing 3 nautical miles south of El Pulgar in the northern Morozumi Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air pho ...

                                               

Berkey Valley

Berkey Valley is a valley, 1 nautical mile long, on the eastern side of Price Terrace in the Cruzen Range of Victoria Land. The valley opens south to Barwick Valley. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2005 after Frank T. ...

                                               

Mount Bernstein

Mount Bernstein is a prominent mountain, 2.420 m, which forms a part of the northern wall of Linder Glacier in the Lanterman Range, Bowers Mountains, a major mountain range situated in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The topographical feature was firs ...