|Highest peak||Pivot Peak ( )|
|location||Victoria Land , East Antarctica|
|part of||Quartermain Mountains in the Transantarctic Mountains|
The Wilkniss Mountains are 16 km long and in the Pivot Peak up to high mountain range consisting of conical peaks and mountains in the East Antarctic Victoria Land . It extends north-south 14 km east-southeast of Mount Feather in the Quartermain Mountains . In the northern part, in which Mount Blackwelder and Pivot Peak rise above ice-free valleys, the mountain range has a width of 5 km. Apart from a remote mountain in the southwest, it narrows to the south to a series of smaller, mostly icy peaks.
The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named the mountains in 1992 after the American chemist Peter E. Wilkniss (1934-2005), who from 1975 worked in various functions for the polar program of the National Science Foundation .