Mount Thrace ( Coordinates: ) is a peak rising to 1800 m at the southeast side of Mount Boreas, Olympus Range, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. It is connected by a ridge to the Mount Boreas massif. In association with the names of figures in Greek mythology grouped in the range, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2004) after Thrace, legendary home of Boreas (Mount Boreas, q.v.).
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Mount Boreas is a prominent peak, 2,180 metres (7,150 ft) high, between Mount Aeolus and Mount Dido in the Olympus Range of Victoria Land. It was named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (1958–59) for Boreas, a figure in Greek mythology.
Olympus Range is a primarily ice-free mountain range of Victoria Land with peaks over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft), between Victoria and McKelvey Valleys on the north and Wright Valley on the south. Mapped by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE), 1958–59, and named for the mythological home of the Greek gods. Peaks in the range are named for figures in Greek mythology.
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The Queen Elizabeth Range is a rugged mountain range of the Transantarctic Mountains System, located in the Ross Dependency region of Antarctica.
The Asgard Range is a mountain range in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It divides Wright Valley from Taylor Glacier and Taylor Valley, and was named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) (1958–59) after Asgard, the home of the Norse gods.
The Helo Cliffs are a set of prominent cliffs at about 3,525 metres (11,565 ft) on the north rim of the summit caldera of Mount Erebus, on Ross Island, Antarctica. The name derives from a nearby U.S. Coast Guard HH-52A helicopter which crashed on the east slope of Mount Erebus while en route to Cape Bird from McMurdo Station on January 9, 1971. The helicopter lost power in flight and was damaged when it landed. The four crew and passengers were not injured. The helicopter was abandoned because of its location.
Idun Peak is a small peak between Mount Thundergut and Veli Peak in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The name, recommended by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in consultation with the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee, is one in a group of names in the Asgard Range derived from Norse mythology, Idun (Iðunn) being a Norse goddess.
Mount Insel is the highest point in the northeastern part of the Insel Range, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (1958–59) in association with the Insel Range.
Mount Aeolus is a prominent peak, over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) high, between Mount Boreas and Mount Hercules in the Olympus Range of Victoria Land. Named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) (1958–59) for Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds.
Baxter Glacier is a glacier nurtured by icefalls from Flight Deck Neve, flowing northeast between Flagship Mountain and Mount Davidson to enter Fry Glacier, in Convoy Range, Victoria Land. It was named by a 1976–77 Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) field party after James K. Baxter, New Zealand poet and social critic.
Bullseye Lake is a very small pond lying near the center of an elliptical depression in the Insel Range, 4.5 nautical miles (8 km) northeast of Mount Boreas, in Victoria Land. The name was applied in 1964 by American geologist Parker E. Calkin and is apparently descriptive of its position and small size.
Njord Valley is a high, mainly ice-free valley, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) long, located east of Oliver Peak in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land. The New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) approved the name in 1982 from a proposal by G.G.C. Claridge, soil scientist with the DSIR, New Zealand. One of several names in Asgard Range from Norse mythology; Njord being the father of the goddess Freya.
Cotton Glacier is a glacier about 10 nautical miles (20 km) long on the south side of the Clare Range, flowing eastward between Sperm Bluff and Queer Mountain, in Victoria Land. It was discovered by the Western Geological Party, led by Thomas Griffith Taylor, of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, and named by Taylor for Professor Leo A. Cotton, of the geology department of Sydney University. Cotton had earlier been a Summer Party member of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09.
Stuiver Valley is a high hanging valley, largely ice free, between Mount Circe and Mount Dido on the west and Mount Boreas on the east, in the Olympus Range, Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1997 after Minze Stuiver, geochemist, Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Quaternary specialist in dating Antarctic samples with United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) from 1969 to the time of naming; authority on the glacial history of the McMurdo Sound region and McMurdo Dry Valleys, the location of this valley.
Mount Dido is a prominent peak, 2,070 metres (6,800 ft) high, between Mount Electra and Mount Boreas in the Olympus Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition of 1958–59 for Queen Dido, a figure in Greek mythology.
Parish Riegel is a riegel, or rock bar extending north from Parish Ledge, Olympus Range, across McKelvey Valley toward Insel Range. The riegel is 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) long, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) wide, and is similar to Bonney Riegel in Taylor Valley. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2004) in association with Parish Ledge.
Parks Glacier is a glacier draining southeastward from Weiss Amphitheater, a caldera in southern Mount Sidley, in the Executive Committee Range, Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the Executive Committee Range Traverse of 1959. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Perry E. Parks, Jr., exploration geophysicist and assistant seismologist on the Marie Byrd Land Traverse, 1959-60.
Glover Cirque is a cirque occupied by a glacier in the south part of the Mount Boreas massif; the cirque is bounded on the northeast side by a ridge connecting Mount Boreas and Mount Thrace. It was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (2004) after Robert P. Glover, cartographer, Geography Discipline, U.S. Geological Survey; five field seasons in Antarctica up to 2003–04.
Kellogg Valley is a high hanging valley, for the most part free of ice, between Mount Boreas and Mount Aeolus in the Olympus Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The valley opens north to McKelvey Valley, 500 metres (1,600 ft) below. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1997) after husband and wife glacial geologists Thomas B. Kellogg and Davida E. Kellogg, of the Department of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Quaternary Studies at the University of Maine, who in several seasons over period 1976–90, collaborated in the study of the glacial history of the McMurdo Sound region, including field work on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Ross Ice Shelf, in the Ross Sea, and the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the location of this valley.
Hott Peak is a steep ridgelike mountain with a sharp peak rising to 1550 meters between Mount James and Mount Mahony in the east Helicopter Mountains of the Saint Johns Range. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2007 after Ronald Dale Hott, a helicopter mechanic in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program at McMurdo Sound and the McMurdo Dry Valleys in 10 austral field seasons, from 1998-99 to 2007-08.
The Cruzen Range is a mountain range that rises to 1600 m in Vashka Crag and extends west to east for 10 nautical miles (19 km) between Salyer Ledge and Nickell Peak in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land. The range is bounded to north, east, south and west by the Clare Range, Victoria Valley, Barwick Valley, and the Webb Glacier. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2005 after Rear Admiral Richard H. Cruzen, commander of Task Force 68 during the U.S. Navy Antarctic Developments Project, 1946-47.