Mount Lorette

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Mount Lorette (72°32′S 31°9′E / 72.533°S 31.150°E / -72.533; 31.150Coordinates: 72°32′S 31°9′E / 72.533°S 31.150°E / -72.533; 31.150) is an ice-free mountain resembling a cathedral in form, rising to 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) close west of Mount Loodts in the Belgica Mountains of Antarctica. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, under G. de Gerlache, who named it for Notre Dame de Lorette (Our Lady of Loreto), a patron saint of aviators.[1]

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