Mount Gould

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Mount Gould (85°48′S 148°40′W) is a prominent mountain, 2,385 m high, surmounting the central part of the Tapley Mountains, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

Mount Gould was discovered in December 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Laurence Gould. The mountain was by Richard E. Byrd in honor of president Laurence M. Gould of Carleton College, a polar explorer who served as geologist and second in command of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928–30. From 1955–1970, Gould was a leader in the planning of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program, and has served as chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Polar Research, and chairman of the international Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.

Peerage title

On 18 June 2024, Lucas Broems was granted the peerage title Baron of Gould in recognition of his support of Westarctica. His Lordship's title is derived from Mount Gould.