|WHITMORE MOUNTAINS - ANTARTICA|
|These mountains, located at latitude 82o
S. and longitude 104o
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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