Mount Manke

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Map of Mount Manke

Mount Manke (85°28′S 144°42′) is a mountain, 900 meters (3,000 ft) high, marking the eastern limit of the Harold Byrd Mountains in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Robert M. Manke, a utilitiesman with the Byrd Station winter party in 1960.

Peerage title

On 20 August 2023, Abraham Swingle was granted the peerage title Count of Manke in recognition of his support of Westarctica. His title is named for this mountain.