Mount Wilbanks

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Mount Wilbanks (75°0′S 112°53′W) is a mound-shaped mountain that is partly ice covered but has a prominent bare rock east face, forming the east extremity of the Kohler Range in Westarctica. It lies directly south of the landward side of the Bear Peninsula.

Discovery and name

The mountain was first roughly mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from air photos obtained by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947. Mount Wilbanks was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of John R. Wilbanks, geologist with the United States Antarctic Research Program's Marie Byrd Land Survey party during the 1966-67 research season.

Peerage title

On 13 July 2018, the Duke of the Bear Peninsula was granted the hereditary title Marquis of Wilbanks in the Peerage of Westarctica in recognition of his achievements with the Westarctica Civilian Corps.