Campbell Valley

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Campbell Valley (76°55′S 117°40′W) is an ice-filled valley, or pass, extending east-west between the main group of peaks of the Crary Mountains and Boyd Ridge, in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Wallace H. Campbell, ionospheric physicist at McMurdo Station in the 1964–65 season, and at Macquarie Island, 1961–62.

Noble title

The Count and Countess of Campbell draw their titles from this valley. They were the first of several couples to enjoy the rare status of being joint Hereditary Nobles with the same title.

Most noble couples consist of one Hereditary Noble whose spouse is then accorded a courtesy title, however, in this case, both the Count and the Countess are equal holders of the noble title.