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Whitmores Pictures

WHITMORE MOUNTAINS - ANTARTICA
These mountains, located at latitude 82o 35' S. and longitude 104o 30' W., were visited on January 2, 1959, by the six-man IGY traverse party from Byrd Station, on the return leg of their 1,000-mile trip to the Horlick Mountains. In the lower right hand corner of the photograph can be seen the roof of one of the traverse sno-cats. The man in the foreground is preparing to fire explosives as a part of the seismic survey for determining thickness of the ice sheet in this area.

Pictured above is Mount Chapman, elevation 8,900 feet. Other features not visible include Mount Seelig, 9,900 feet; Mount Radlinski, 9,000 feet; and the Linck Nunataks, 8,350 feet. Elevation of the snow surface in the foreground is 6,900 feet.

View is toward the southwest. Distance from the camera to the highest peak is two miles.

Photographed by W. H. Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey, 1959.

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