Konter Cliffs

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Map showing the Konter Cliffs

The Konter Cliffs (75°6′S 137°48′W) are a line of cliffs, 360 meters (1,180 ft) high, which surmount the east side of the terminus of the Frostman Glacier, on the coast of Westarctica near Hull Bay. The cliffs around bounded by Lynch Point and overshadow the offshore Bandy Island.

Discovery and name

They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs, 1959–65. The Konter Cliffs were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Richard W. Konter, a member of the ship's party on board the City of New York during the Byrd Antarctic Expedition from 1928–30.