Vickers Nunatak

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Vickers Nunatak (85°20′S 176°40′W / 85.333°S 176.667°W / -85.333; -176.667Coordinates: 85°20′S 176°40′W / 85.333°S 176.667°W / -85.333; -176.667) is a massive nunatak in the upper Shackleton Glacier, about 11 nautical miles (20 km) southeast of Mount Black. It was named by the Southern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961–62) for E. Vickers, a radio operator at Scott Base, who was in contact with the Southern Party almost every day during the three months they were in the field.

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