Mount Ferranto

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Map of the Fosdick Mountains showing the location of Mount Ferranto

Mount Ferranto is a mountain which forms the extreme southwest projection of the main massif of the Fosdick Mountains in the Ford Ranges of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

Mount Ferranto was discovered by a sledging party of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition which visited this area in November–December 1934. The mountain was named in honor of Felix Ferranto, a radio and tractor operator with the United States Antarctic Service during the years 1939–41.

Peerage title

On 25 June 2020, Giacomo Salviati was granted the peerage title Duke of Ferranto in recognition of his support of Westarctica.