Quartermain Mountains

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Quartermain Mountains (77°51′S 160°45′E / 77.850°S 160.750°E / -77.850; 160.750) is a group of exposed mountains in Antarctica, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) long, typical of ice-free features of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, located south of Taylor Glacier and bounded by Finger Mountain, Mount Handsley, Mount Feather and Tabular Mountain; also including Knobhead, Terra Cotta Mountain, New Mountain, Beacon Heights, Pyramid Mountain, Arena Valley, Kennar Valley, Turnabout Valley and the several valleys and ridges within Beacon Valley.[1]

The mountains were visited by British expeditions led by Robert Falcon Scott (1901–04 and 1910–13) and Ernest Shackleton (1907–09), which applied several names. Names were added in the years subsequent to the International Geophysical Year, 1957–58, concurrent with research carried out by New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) and United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties, and to fulfill the requirement for maps compiled from U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1947-83. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1977 after Lester Bowden Quartermain (1895-1973), New Zealand Antarctic historian.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Geological Survey.