Timber Peak ( Coordinates: ) is the high peak (3,070 m) above Priestley Glacier, on the south side. The peak is 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west-northwest of the summit of Mount New Zealand in the Eisenhower Range, Victoria Land. The Southern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1962–63) gave this name because petrified sections of tree branches were found in sandstone deposits at this point.
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The Deep Freeze Range is a rugged mountain range, over 128 km (80 mi) long and about 16 km (10 mi) wide, rising between Priestley and Campbell Glaciers in Victoria Land, Antarctica, and extending from the edge of the polar plateau to Terra Nova Bay. Peaks in the low and mid portions of the range were observed by early British expeditions to the Ross Sea.
Bowers Mountains is a group of north–south trending mountains in Antarctica, about 145 km (90 mi) long and 56 km (35 mi) wide, bounded by the coast on the north and by the Rennick, Canham, Black and Lillie glaciers in other quadrants. The seaward end was first sighted in February 1911 from the Terra Nova, under Lt. Harry L.L. Pennell, RN, and was subsequently named "Bowers Hills" in honour of Henry Robertson Bowers who perished with Captain Robert Falcon Scott on their return from the South Pole in 1912. The mountain range is one of the most extensive topographical features within Victoria Land.
Sickle Ridge is a ridge in East Antarctica. The ridge has a distinctive sickle shape. The Murcray Heights cluster of peaks is located at its far south end. Named descriptively by New Zealand Geographic Board (1994) following work in the area in the 1987-88 field season by New Zealand Geographic Board geologist Alan Sherwood.
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 (6 km) northeast of Mount Nickerson in Queen Alexandra Range, Antarctica. Named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1959–60) for Peter A. Yeates, for two seasons radio operator at Scott Base.
Barnes Peak is a peak, 3,360 metres (11,020 ft) high, standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Mount Dickerson in the Queen Alexandra Range. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Elwood E. Barnes, a United States Antarctic Research Program cosmic rays scientist at Hallett Station, 1963.
The Gothic Mountains is a group of mountains, 32 kilometres (20 mi) long, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica, located west of Watson Escarpment and bounded by Scott Glacier, Albanus Glacier, and Griffith Glacier. The mountains were first visited in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party led by Quin Blackburn. The name was proposed by Edmund Stump, leader of a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) - Arizona State University geological party which made investigations here in the 1980-81 season. The mountains are composed of granites which have weathered to produce a series of spires and peaks reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral.
Otago Glacier is a glacier about 20 nautical miles (37 km) long draining the northeast side of Mount Markham and entering Nimrod Glacier just east of Svaton Peaks. Named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961–62) for the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Coleman Peak is a peak rising to about 1,600 metres (5,250 ft) on the northeast slope of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km) east of the summit of Fang Ridge. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board (2000) after Father John Coleman, a New Zealand chaplain, who traveled to Antarctica many times with the U.S. Antarctic Program.
Walcott Névé is a névé, about 350 square miles (910 km2) in area, bounded by the Marshall Mountains, Lewis Cliff and Mount Sirius. Named by the Northern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961–62) for Richard Walcott, party leader and geologist.
Kukri Hills is a prominent east-west trending range, about 25 nautical miles (46 km) long and over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) high, forming the divide between Ferrar Glacier on the south and Taylor Glacier and Taylor Valley on the north, in Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Mount Frustum is a large pyramidal shaped table mountain, 3,100 metres (10,200 ft) high, standing between Mount Fazio and Scarab Peak in the southern part of Tobin Mesa, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The topographical feature was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1962–63, for its frustum-like shape. The mountain lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Tourmaline Plateau is an ice-covered plateau in the central part of the Deep Freeze Range, bounded by the Howard Peaks and the peaks and ridges which trend north-south from Mount Levick, in Victoria Land. It was so named by the Northern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1965–66, because of the quantities of tourmaline-granite found there.
Packard Glacier is a glacier just west of Purgatory Peak in the Saint Johns Range of Victoria Land, flowing south into Victoria Valley. Mapped and named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE), 1958–59, for Andrew Packard, summer biologist who worked in this area with the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1957–58.
Millennium Peak is a peak rising to about 1,800 metres (6,000 ft) on the northeast slope of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica, 4 nautical miles (7 km) east-northeast of the Erebus summit. It was so named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in the millennium year 2000.
McConchie Ridge is a rock spur trending southeast from Salient Peak in the Royal Society Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named in 1985 by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee after John A. McConchie, a field assistant with the New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme geological party to this area, 1979–80, led by R.H. Findlay. McConchie joined the party as a replacement for Adrian Daly who suffered from frostbite.
Highway Ridge is a ridge extending eastward from Shark Fin Glacier to Foster Glacier in the Royal Society Range, Antarctica. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1994 following work in the area by a New Zealand Geological Survey field party, 1977–78. The name alludes to the excellent access that the ridge provides from the lower part of Foster Glacier to Shark Fin Glacier.
Rampart Ridge is a prominent broken ridge on the west side of the Royal Society Range, standing north of Rutgers Glacier and extending from The Spire to Bishop Peak. Surveyed and given this descriptive name in February 1957 by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1956–58.
Velie Nunatak is a nunatak located 9 nautical miles (17 km) north of Mount Moses in the Hudson Mountains. It was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Edward C. Velie, a meteorologist at Byrd Station, 1967.
Webb Peak is a peak on Roa Ridge, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) northwest of Matterhorn, in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The peak rises to 1,750 m (5,740 ft) between Matterhorn Glacier and Lacroix Glacier. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) in 1998 after Eric N. Webb, a New Zealand magnetician with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), 1911–14, led by Douglas Mawson.
Rudolph Glacier is a tributary glacier flowing north to enter Trafalgar Glacier in the Victory Mountains, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960 – 1962, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Emanuel D. Rudolph, American botanist, a member of the United States Antarctic Research Program project leader for lichenology studies at Hallett Station in three summer seasons, 1961 - 1964; Director, Ohio State University's Institute of Polar Studies, 1969 - 1973; Chairman of the Botany Department, Ohio State University, 1978 - 1987.