Mackay Glacier

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Mackay Glacier (76°58′S 162°0′E / 76.967°S 162.000°E / -76.967; 162.000Coordinates: 76°58′S 162°0′E / 76.967°S 162.000°E / -76.967; 162.000) is a large glacier in Victoria Land, descending eastward from the Antarctic polar plateau, between the Convoy Range and Clare Range, into the southern part of Granite Harbour. It was discovered by the South Magnetic Pole party of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, and named for Alistair F. Mackay, a member of the party.

Mackay Glacier Tongue (76°58′S 162°20′E / 76.967°S 162.333°E / -76.967; 162.333) is the glacier tongue of the Mackay Glacier, projecting into Granite Harbour, Victoria Land. First mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) and named in association with Mackay Glacier.[1]


  1. ^ "Mackay Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-07-16.

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