Lockhart Ridge

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Lockhart Ridge (85°2′S 174°50′W / 85.033°S 174.833°W / -85.033; -174.833Coordinates: 85°2′S 174°50′W / 85.033°S 174.833°W / -85.033; -174.833) is a conspicuous ridge in Antarctica. About 4 nautical miles (7 km) long, it extends west along the south side of Yeats Glacier and terminates at Shackleton Glacier. The ridge was named by the Texas Tech Shackleton Glacier Expedition (1964–65) for CWO James J. Lockhart, a pilot with the U.S. Army Aviation Detachment which supported the expedition.[1]

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

Named for James Lockhart, an African American helicpter pilot who was featured in a Life Magazine photo spread as he rescued a fallen climber from the ridge by suspending his aircraft on one skid balanced by the rotor as the man was fastened into the stretcher and flown out SIDEWAYS so that the rotor would not strike the ice wall.