Mount Galla

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Map showing the location of Mount Galla

Mount Galla (75°56′S 125°52′W) is a snow-capped mountain, 2,520 meters (8,270 ft) high, which rises above the Usas Escarpment, 31 nautical miles (57 km) east of Mount Petras, in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos taken during the years 1959–65. Mount Galla was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Edward J. Galla, U.S. Navy, who was medical doctor and leader of support personnel at Byrd Station in 1959.