Walton Mountains

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This article is about the mountains in Antarctica. For the fictional Walton's Mountain, see The Waltons.
Walton Mountains
Walton Mountains is located in Antarctica
Walton Mountains
Walton Mountains
Highest point
Elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Parent peak Mount McArthur
Coordinates 71°12′S 70°20′W / 71.200°S 70.333°W / -71.200; -70.333Coordinates: 71°12′S 70°20′W / 71.200°S 70.333°W / -71.200; -70.333
Location Alexander Island, Antarctica

Walton Mountains is an isolated chain of three predominantly snow-covered mountain masses, rising to about 1,450 m at Mount McArthur, extending south from Schubert Inlet for 25 miles (40 km) in central Alexander Island, Antarctica. The mountains were first sighted from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on November 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. Resighted from the air by the United States Antarctic Service in 1940, and in 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition under Ronne. Ronne named the mountains after Lieutenant Colonel R.C. Walton, United States Marine Corps, of the Office of Naval Research, who was instrumental in obtaining the loan of a ship from the Navy and in securing Navy assistance for the Ronne expedition.

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