Allegheny Mountains

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Map showing the location of the Allegheny Mountains (left) and Clark Mountains (right) in relation to each other

The Allegheny Mountains (77°15′S 143°18′W) are a small group of mountains 16 kilometers (10 mi) west of the Clark Mountains in the Ford Ranges of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

They were discovered on aerial exploration flights in 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition and subsequently mapped from aerial flights and ground surveys by the U.S. Antarctic Service from 1939 to 1941. They were named by the U.S. Antarctic Service for Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania which is the alma mater of Paul A. Siple, leader of the U.S. Antarctic Service West Base.

Noble title

On 19 May 2019, Ryan Gallifant was granted the noble title Duke of Allegheny in recognition of his support of Westarctica.