Bender Mountains

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The Bender Mountains (85°31′S 140°12′W) are a small group of mountains 4 nautical miles (7 km) southwest of the Berry Peaks, between the southeast edge of the Ross Ice Shelf and the Watson Escarpment.

Discovery and name

The mountains were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1960–63. The Bender Mountains were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Lieutenant Commander Leslie C. Bender, U.S. Navy, who served as an aircraft commander at McMurdo Station during the 1962–63 and 1963–64 research seasons.