Mountaineer Range

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Mountaineer Range is located in Antarctica
Mountaineer Range
Mountaineer Range
Mountaineer Range in Victoria Land, Antarctica
1:250,000 scale topographic map of the Mountaineer Range and the Southern Cross Mountains.

Mountaineer Range is the range of mountains lying between the Mariner and Aviator Glaciers in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The seaward parts of the range were first viewed by Ross in 1841, and subsequently by several British and later American expeditions. The precise mapping of its overall features was accomplished from U.S. Navy air photographs and surveys by New Zealand and American parties in the 1950s and 1960s. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958–59, in keeping with the backgrounds of members of the 1957–58 and 1958–59 field parties who made a reconnaissance of the area, and also in association with the names "Aviator" and "Mariner".[1]

The highest point is Mount Murchison, at 3,500 metres (11,483 ft), on the rugged divide between the Fitzgerald and Wylde Glaciers. Discovered in January 1841 by Ross who named this feature for Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, then general secretary of the British Association.[2]

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Coordinates: 73°28′S 166°15′E / 73.467°S 166.250°E / -73.467; 166.250