Descent Glacier

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Descent Glacier (77°51′S 162°52′E / 77.850°S 162.867°E / -77.850; 162.867Coordinates: 77°51′S 162°52′E / 77.850°S 162.867°E / -77.850; 162.867) is a short, steep glacier between Briggs Hill and Condit Glacier, flowing northwest from Descent Pass into Ferrar Glacier, in Victoria Land. It was so named because of the adventurous descent made here by the party led by Albert Armitage of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04. The name seems to have been first used on maps of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13.[1]


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