Mount Cooper

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Mount Cooper (77°8′S 145°22′W) is a large mountain standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) west of Asman Ridge on the south side of Arthur Glacier in the Ford Ranges of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The mountain was discovered on aerial flights in 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Mount Cooper was named by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in honor of Merian C. Cooper, a motion picture producer of Hollywood, whose most famous film was the 1933 movie King Kong.