Mount Flint

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Mount Flint (75°44′S 129°06′W) is a prominent rounded and mainly snow-covered mountain, 2,695 meters (8,842 ft), standing 16 km (10 mi) NW of Mount Petras. It is located in the McCuddin Mountains

Discovery and name

The mountain was observed from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service in Flight G, Dec. 15, 1940, and was briefly referred to as "Mount Gray". Asher Peak is a peak in the south west portion of the mountain. It was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 1959-65.

Mount Flint was named by US-ACAN for Robert B. Flint, Jr., a U.S. Antarctic Research Program who worked as a scientist on high latitude geophysical and geomagnetic phenomena. Flint wintered over at Byrd Station in 1964, at Plateau Station, where he was scientific leader, in 1966, and at Vostok Station where he was U.S. Exchange Scientist in 1974.