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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Welch Mountains (GBR) 70° 57' 00.0" S 63° 35' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 111875 Place ID: 15865

on E side of Dyer Plateau, central Palmer Land, between Clifford Glacier and Mount Jackson, rising to 3015m at Mount Acton and including also from N to S Gatlin Peak, Mount Schimansky, Liston Nunatak, Steel Peak, Mount Nordhill, Heintz Peak, Kosky Peak and Fry Peak, were photographed from the air by USN, 1966-69, and mapped from air photographs by USGS; named after Rear-Adm. David Fife Welch, USN (b. 1918), Commander, US Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1969-71 (APC, 1977, p.35; Singleton, 1979, map Fig. 1; USGS sketch Palmer Land (North Part), 1979; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981).

Welch Mountains (USA) 70° 57' 00.0" S 63° 30' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 133546 Place ID: 15865

A group of mountains that dominate the area, the highest peak rising to 3,015 m, located 25 mi N of Mount Jackson on the E margin of the Dyer Plateau of Palmer Land. These mountains were probably seen from the air by Ellsworth in 1935 and their N extremities were sketched in 1936 by a BGLE sledge party under Rymill. In 1940 they were photographed from the air and charted from the ground by the USAS, and in the expedition reports and charts were assumed to be Ellsworth's Eternity Range (q.v.). The mountains were mapped in detail by USGS in 1974. Named by US-ACAN for R. Admiral David F. Welch, Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1969-71.

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