Annexstad Peak

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Map of Mount Cumming showing Annexstad Peak

Annexstad Peak is a partially ice-free peak, 2,610 meters (8,560 ft) high, located on the west side of the crater rim of Mount Cumming, in the Executive Committee Range of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The peak was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy trimetrogon photography taken during the years 1958–60. Annexstad Peak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of John O. Annexstad, a geomagnetician and station seismologist at Byrd Station in 1958. He was also a scientist with the Meteorite Working Group at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Viscount of Annexstad

On 17 January 2019, Michael Weingartner was granted the life peerage title Viscount of Annexstad in honor of his support of Westarctica.