Hughes Range (Antarctica)
The Hughes Range is a high massive north-south trending mountain range in Antarctica, surmounted by six prominent summits, of which Mount Kaplan (4,230 m) is the highest. The range is located east of Canyon Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains and extends 72 km (45 mi) from the confluence of Brandau and Keltie glaciers in the south, to the Giovinco Ice Piedmont in the north.
Discovered and photographed by Rear Admiral Byrd on the Baselaying Flight of November 18, 1929, and named by US-ACAN, on the recommendation of Byrd, for Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the U.S., and adviser and counselor of Byrd. Coordinates:
List of mountains
- Mount Waterman (mountain, 3,880 metres (12,730 ft), standing 5 km (3 mi) NE of Mount Wexler. The mountain was discovered and photographed by Rear Admiral Byrd on the Baselaying Flight of November 18, 1929, and surveyed by A.P. Crary in 1957-58. Named by Crary for Alan Tower Waterman, Director of the National Science Foundation, which directly supported U.S. Antarctic programs during and after the IGY period, 1957-58. ) is a massive
- Mount Wexler (mountain, 4,025 metres (13,205 ft), standing 5 km (3 mi) north north west of Mount Kaplan, the highest peak in the Hughes Range. Discovered and photographed by Byrd on the Baselaying Flight of November 18, 1929, and surveyed by A.P. Crary in 1957-58. Named by Crary for Harry Wexler, Chief Scientist for U.S. Antarctic IGY programs, 1957-58. ) is a prominent ice-free
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