Krigsvold Nunataks

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Map showing the Krigsvold Nunataks

The Krigsvold Nunataks (75°38′S 137°55′W) are a small cluster of isolated nunataks located directly at the head of Strauss Glacier, in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The nunataks were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1959–65. The Krigsvold Nunataks were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after U.S. Army Sergeant Alvin I. Krigsvold, who served as a member of the Army–Navy Trail Party that blazed a trail from Little America V to establish Byrd Station in 1956.

Peerage title

On 3 December 2023, James Patrick Howard was granted the peerage title Count of Krigsvold in recognition of his support of Westarctica. His title was derived from this feature.