Blorenge Buttress

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Blorenge Buttress (76°43′S 161°20′E / 76.717°S 161.333°E / -76.717; 161.333Coordinates: 76°43′S 161°20′E / 76.717°S 161.333°E / -76.717; 161.333) is a prominent, orange-colored pillar of sandstone, 2.2 nautical miles (4 km) west of the summit of Flagship Mountain at the west end of the Viking Hills, Convoy Range, Victoria Land. The pillar is flanked to the west by steep blue ice and a huge windscoop from Flight Deck Neve and rises sheer from a large ice-free area to the north. The feature was geologically mapped by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1976–77, led by Christopher J. Burgess who named it after The Blorenge, a mountain in Wales, Great Britain.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Blorenge Buttress" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).