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Mount Crean

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”’Mount Crean”’ is one of the westernmost peaks in the [[McMurdo Dry Valleys|dry valley]] region of South [[Victoria Land]], in Antarctica. It lies at 77°53’S, 159°30’E, rises to {{convert|8630|ft|m|}}, and is the highest summit in the Lashly Mountains. It is named after the Irish explorer [[Tom Crean]], who was a member of both of [[Captain Scott]]’s Antarctic expeditions ([[Discovery Expedition|”Discovery, 1901–04]] and [[Terra Nova Expedition|”Terra Nova, 1910–13]], and served as second officer on [[Sir Ernest Shackleton]]’s [[Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition]], 1914–17.

In the 2000–01 summer season a meteorite was found on Mount Crean by a geological party.

*{{cite web|title= Mount Crean|url=|publisher= Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAML)|accessyear= 2008|accessdaymonth= 1 October}}
*{{cite web|title= Tom Crean|url=|publisher= Polar Conservation Organisation|accessyear= 2008|accessdaymonth= 1 October}}

[[Category:Geography of Antarctica]]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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