Astra Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Astra Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak (2d)
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Peak 851 m in height 3 km east of Camp Point, north-west of McMorrin Glacier on the Fallières Coast. Named after the second part of the RAF's motto, per ardua ad astra (meaning 'To the stars'), as part of a regional naming theme of British Forces. In association with RAF Flight Lieutenant Ron Lord, who made an exceptional flight in 1959 from Deception Island to Horseshoe Island to relieve the over-wintering BAS staff, when heavy sea-ice conditions in Marguerite Bay prevented relief by ship.
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