Texas Tech Shackleton Glacier Expedition

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The Texas Tech Shackleton Glacier Expedition took place first from 1962/63 and then again from 1964/65.[1][2] The expedition, led by F. Alton Wade, was sponsored by Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University). It explored areas of Antarctica.[1]

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Areas explored during and named by the expedition include:

  • Matador Mountain– Named in honor of the Texas Tech student body, which was originally known as the Matadors.[1]
  • Red Raider Rampart– Named in honor of the Texas Tech student body, which is now known as the Red Raiders.[3]
  • Shanklin Glacier– Named in honor of CWO David M. Shanklin, USA, of the U.S. Army Aviation Detachment which supported the expedition.
  • Shenk Peak– Named in honor of John C. Shenk, who was a Texas Tech graduate student and member of the expedition.
  • Simplicity Hill– Named because of the ease with which they were able to approach the feature, and because of the relative simplicity of its geologic nature.
  • Yeats Glacier– Named for Vestal L. "Pappy" Yeats, a Texas Tech faculty member and participant in the expedition in both 1962/63 and 1964/65.

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