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Cordiner Peak

Coordinate: S 82.8615, W 53.1991

Transportation: Twin Otter

Closest operations HUB: 598km to ALE Union Glacier Camp


Station ID: CRDI

Installed: 2007-2008 season

Former Projects: WAGN

Former Names: W04B


Station ID: DUFK

Installed: 2007-2008 season

Former Projects:

Former Names:

A group of peaks extending over an area of 6 mi, standing 8 mi SW of Dufek Massif in the N part of the Pensacola Mountains. Discovered and photographed on Jan. 13, 1956 in the course of a transcontinental nonstop plane flight by personnel of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to Weddell Sea and return. Named by US-ACAN for Capt. Douglas L. Cordiner, USN, an observer on the P2V-2N Neptune aircraft making this flight. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by the USGS in 1967 and 1968 from ground surveys and U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken 1964 (https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar/display_name.cfm?gaz_id=123810).