Gardiner Ridge

From Encyclopedia Westarctica
Jump to: navigation, search
Portrait of the Viscount of Gardiner

Gardiner Ridge is a ridge extending from Mount Kauffman to Mount Kosciusko in the Ames Range of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and was named for James E. Gardiner, U.S. Navy, a Construction Driver and member of the Army–Navy Trail Party which blazed trail from Little America V to establish Byrd Station in 1956.

Peerage title

In 2005, Grand Duke Travis granted Shaun Herron the peerage title "Viscount of Gardiner," so-named for this ridge.