Mount Grier

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Small map showing area around Goldstream Peak, Mount Grier, and Johansen Peak.

Mount Grier (86°41′S 148°57′W) is a prominent mountain, 3,035 meters (9,960 ft) high, standing at the east side of the Scott Glacier where it forms the westernmost summit of the La Gorce Mountains, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Westarctica. It is directly west of Goldstream Peak.

Discovery and name

Mount Grier was discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Quin Blackburn, and named by Richard E. Byrd for Dr. G. Layton Grier, head of the L.D. Caulk Company of Milford, Delaware, who contributed dental supplies to the Byrd expeditions of 1928–30 and 1933–35.

Peerage title

On 13 July 2018, the Duke of Goldstream was granted the additional peerage title "Viscount Grier" in recognition for his work with the Honorary Consular Corps. After the Duke's passing in 2023, the title went into abeyance for 10 months before it was granted to the Count of Dorchuck as a subordinate title on 2 November 2023.