Baker Nunatak

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Map of the Wisconsin Range with the Baker Nunatak highlighted in red

Baker Nunatak is a nunatak located 1 nautical mile (2 km) northwest of Mount Brecher in the northern Wisconsin Range of the Horlick Mountains of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos taken during the 1959–60 season. Baker Nunatak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Travis L. Baker, a meteorologist in the Byrd Station winter party in 1961.

Peerage title

On 17 January 2019, Stefan Apel was granted the life peerage of Baron of Baker, so named for this feature.