Hitchcock Heights

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Hitchcock Heights
location Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula
Hitchcock Heights (Antarctic Peninsula)
Hitchcock Heights
Coordinates 68 ° 46 ′  S , 64 ° 48 ′  W Coordinates: 68 ° 46 ′  S , 64 ° 48 ′  W

The Hitchcock Heights are a mainly icy mountain range of up to 1800  m height on the Bowman coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula . They stretch between the Maitland and Apollo glaciers on the south side of Mobiloil Inlet .

They were discovered and photographed during an overflight on December 20, 1928 by the Australian polar explorer Hubert Wilkins . Further aerial photographs were taken on November 23, 1935 by the American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth . The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named it in 1952 after Charles Baker Hitchcock (1906–1969), director of the American Geographical Society, and participated in the creation of the first map of this area based on these aerial photographs.

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