Ford Ranges

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Map of the Ford Ranges and surrounding features
Expedition camp in the Ford Ranges

The Ford Ranges are a group of mountain ranges standing east of the Sulzberger Ice Shelf and Block Bay in the northwest part of Westarctica. Discovered by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition on 5 December 1929, and named by Byrd for Edsel Ford of the Ford Motor Company, who helped finance the expedition.

Geological features


The Ford Ranges include a number of mountain groupings and features.


Mount Iphigene

Mount Iphigene (76°31′S 145°50′W) is a mountain just west of Ochs Glacier between Marujupu Peak and Birchall Peaks. Discovered in 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, and named by Byrd for Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, daughter of Adolph Ochs and wife of Arthur Sulzberger, patrons of the expedition.

Marujupu Peak

Marujupu Peak (76°31′S 145°37′W) is a conspicuous nunatak standing above the main flow of Ochs Glacier, between Mount Iphigene and Mount Ferranto. Discovered and so named by Richard E. Byrd on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition flight of 5 December 1929. Marujupu combines the letters from the names of three daughters and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sulzberger. The daughters are Marian, Ruth and Judy; Punch is the nickname of son Arthur. The Sulzbergers were patrons of the expedition.

Mount Rea

Mount Rea (77°4′S 145°30′W) is a prominent rock mountain with an imposing monolith on its west side called The Billboard, standing between Arthur Glacier and Boyd Glacier. It was discovered by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition on the Eastern Flight of 5 December 1929, and named by Byrd for Mr. and Mrs. Rea, of Pittsburgh, PA, contributors to the expedition.