Mount Johns

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Approximate location of Mount Johns

Mount Johns (79°37′S 91°14′W) is a solitary nunatak rising 90 meters (300 ft) above the ice surface, about 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of the Heritage Range, in the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica, within the declared borders of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was discovered by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse Party on January 27, 1958, and was named for Robert H. Johns (1932–58), an International Geophysical Year Byrd Station meteorologist in 1957 who died in the Arctic following his tour of duty at Byrd Station.