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Pirrit Hills

Station ID: PIRT

Coordinate: S 81.1032, W 85.1426

Installed: 2013-2014 season

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Transportation: Twin Otter

Closest operations HUB: 182km to ALE Union Glacier Camp

An isolated group of peaks and nunataks about 7 mi in extent, lying southward of the Ellsworth Mountains, between the Heritage Range and Nash Hills. The feature was positioned by the U.S. Ellsworth-Byrd Traverse Party in December 1958. Named by US-ACAN for John Pirrit, glaciologist with the traverse party who had wintered at Ellsworth Station. Pirrit was scientific leader at Byrd Station in 1959 (https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar/display_name.cfm?gaz_id=130170).