Mount Astor

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Mount Astor
Map of Antarctica showing location of Mount Astor
Map of Antarctica showing location of Mount Astor
Mount Astor
Mount Astor, Antarctica
Elevation 3,710 m (12,170 ft)[1]
Location
Range Hays Mountains
Coordinates 86°01′S 155°30′W / 86.017°S 155.500°W / -86.017; -155.500Coordinates: 86°01′S 155°30′W / 86.017°S 155.500°W / -86.017; -155.500[1]

Mount Astor is a prominent peak, 3,710 metres (12,170 ft) high, standing 2 miles (3 km) north of Mount Bowser in the Hays Mountains of the Queen Maud Mountains. It was discovered by Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition flight of November 1929 to the South Pole, and named by him for Vincent Astor, contributor to the expedition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Astor,Mount". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-07-26.