Cathedral Rocks

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Cathedral Rocks

The Cathedral Rocks (77°51′S 162°36′E / 77.850°S 162.600°E / -77.850; 162.600Coordinates: 77°51′S 162°36′E / 77.850°S 162.600°E / -77.850; 162.600) are a series of four abrupt cliffs interspersed by short glaciers and surmounted by sharp peaks. The cliffs extend for 8 nautical miles (15 km) along the south side of Ferrar Glacier and form part of the north shoulder of the Royal Society Range, in Victoria Land. They were discovered and named on December 7, 1902 by Lieutenant A.B. Armitage, leader of a party of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, that explored this area. The name is descriptive of the feature.[1]

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