Mount Sinha

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Mount Sinha (75°4′S 136°9′W) is a 990 meter high mountain at the southeast extremity of Erickson Bluffs in the south part of McDonald Heights. It overlooks lower Kirkpatrick Glacier on the coast of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The mountain was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1959–65. Mount Sinha was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Akhouri Sinha, who served as a member of the biological party that made population studies of seals, whales and birds in the pack ice of the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas using USCGC Southwind and its two helicopters during the 1971–72 research season.

Noble title

As part of the 20th Anniversary Honors and Appointments celebrating Westarctica's 20 years of sovereignty, Prince-Consort Dinny was granted the peerage title Count of Sinha.