McWhinnie Peak

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McWhinnie Peak (77°16′S 162°15′E / 77.267°S 162.250°E / -77.267; 162.250Coordinates: 77°16′S 162°15′E / 77.267°S 162.250°E / -77.267; 162.250) is a peak 2 nautical miles (4 km) northeast of Mount Harker in the Saint Johns Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Mary Alice McWhinnie, a United States Antarctic Research Program biologist who wintered-over at McMurdo Station in 1974, and worked on several Antarctic cruises in USNS Eltanin between 1962 and 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ "McWhinnie Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-09-11.

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