Mount Mooney

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Map of Mount Mooney

Mount Mooney (86°34′S 145°48′W) is a ridge-shaped mountain, 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) high, standing just north of the La Gorce Mountains, where it rises above the middle of Robison Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The mountain was discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Quin Blackburn. Mount Mooney was named by Rear Admiral Byrd in honor of James E. Mooney, who assisted this and later Byrd expeditions. From 1959 to 1965, Mooney also served as Deputy United States Antarctic Projects Officer.

Peerage title

On 8 July 2023, Grand Duke Travis granted the peerage title Countess of Mooney to Sophie Meis, the Fourth Justice of the Grand Ducal Court in recognition of her support of Westarctica. Her title was bestowed by the Grand Duke in person at the Waterloo Battlefield in Waterloo, Belgium the day after MicroCon EU 2023.