The Fortress (Antarctica)

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The Fortress (77°18′S 160°54′E / 77.300°S 160.900°E / -77.300; 160.900Coordinates: 77°18′S 160°54′E / 77.300°S 160.900°E / -77.300; 160.900) is a platform of Beacon Supergroup in Victoria Land, Antarctica, dissected to form four promontories bordered by cliffs over 300 metres (1,000 ft) high. Situated on the shoulder to the northeast of Webb Glacier, they form part of the divide between Webb Glacier and Victoria Upper Glacier. The feature was named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1959–60, for its fortress-like appearance.[1]

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