Knox Peak

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Map showing location of Knox Peak in the Ohio Range

Knox Peak (84°49′S 116°39′W) is a small but distinctive rock peak, or nunatak, located between Vann Peak and Lackey Ridge at the west end of the Ohio Range in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The peak was surveyed by the United States Antarctic Research Program Horlick Mountains Traverse party in December 1958. Knox Peak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Antarctic cartographer Arthur S. Knox, who worked for the Branch of Special Maps, U.S. Geological Survey.

Peerage title

On 9 July 2020, Jerrime Oliver was granted the peerage title Count of Knox in recognition of his support of Westarctica.