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|Elevation||1,870 m (6,140 ft)|
|Location||Sverdrup Mountains in Queen Maud Land|
Berg Peak is a prominent peak, 1,870 metres (6,140 ft) high, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of El Pulgar in the northern Morozumi Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Thomas E. Berg, a geologist who wintered at McMurdo Sound in 1961, and spent three succeeding summer seasons making patterned ground studies in the area. Berg perished in the crash of a U.S. Navy helicopter near Mount McLennan, November 19, 1969. The peak lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
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