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Beck Peak (86°5′S 158°58′W / 86.083°S 158.967°W / -86.083; -158.967Coordinates: 86°5′S 158°58′W / 86.083°S 158.967°W / -86.083; -158.967) is a peak, 2,650 metres (8,700 ft) high, on the east flank of Amundsen Glacier, standing 2 nautical miles (4 km) northwest of Mount Stubberud on the ridge descending from the northern Nilsen Plateau, Queen Maud Mountains. This peak appears to have been first mapped from air and ground photos taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928–30. It was mapped in greater detail by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64. The peak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Andreas Beck, a crew member and ice pilot on Amundsen's South Pole expedition of 1910–12. This naming preserves the spirit of Roald Amundsen's 1911 commemoration of "Mount A. Beck", a name applied by him for a mountain situated at 87°20′S 148°0′E / 87.333°S 148.000°E / -87.333; 148.000.

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