Langford Peak

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Map showing location of Langford Peak

Langford Peak (85°33′S 135°23′W) is an isolated peak in Westarctica located 2 nautical miles (4 km) west of the lower part of Reedy Glacier and 5 nautical miles (9 km) northwest of Abbey Nunatak.

Discovery and name

The peak was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected over the years 1960–63. Langford Peak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Lawrence G. Langford, Jr., who served as a builder with the Byrd Station winter party during the 1958 research season.

Peerage title

On 3 February 2021, William Lozano-Rivas was granted the peerage title Count of Langford in recognition of his support of Westarctica. His title is named for this feature.