Map sheet with the SPLETTSTOESSER GLACIER
|location||Ellsworthland , West Antarctica|
The Splettstoesser Glacier is a 56 km long glacier in the West Antarctic Ellsworthland . It drains the ice plateau immediately south of the Founders Escarpment and flows in an east-northeast direction through the Heritage Range . It flows south of the Founders Peaks and the Anderson Massif into the Minnesota Glacier .
The team of the University of Minnesota , which explored the Ellsworth Mountains between 1961 and 1962, named the glacier after the geologist John Frederick Splettstoesser (1933-2016), a member of the team.