Deep Freeze Range
|Deep Freeze Range
Map sheet Mount Melbourne from 1968, Deep Freeze Range in the middle of the map west of the volcanic cone
|Mount Hewson ( )
|Victoria Land , East Antarctica
The Deep Freeze Range is a mountain range about 130 km long and 16 km wide in the East Antarctic Victoria Land . It stretches between the Priestley Glacier and the Campbell Glacier and extends from the western polar plateau to Terra Nova Bay on the Scott coast . The highest peaks are Mount Hewson ( ), Shafer Peak ( ) and Mount Adamson ( ).
Peaks of the lower and middle foothills were spotted on early expeditions to the Ross Sea region . The mountain range was mapped by the United States Geological Survey and aerial photography by the United States Navy between 1955 and 1963. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named them in memories of the research trips that began in 1954 as part of Operation Deep Freeze .
- Deep Freeze Range in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey (English)
- Deep Freeze Range on geographic.org (English)