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Havola Escarpment is an isolated, snow-covered escarpment about 30 nautical miles (60 km) northwest of the Thiel Mountains in Antarctica. The escarpment is arc shaped, 30 nautical miles long, and faces south. It was observed and mapped by the United States Antarctic Research Program Horlick Mountains Traverse party, 1958–59, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Major Antero Havola, US Army, the leader of the 700 nautical mile tractor traverse from Byrd Station to South Pole Station from December 8, 1960 to January 11, 1961. On December 25, 1960, the Havola party passed a few miles northward of this escarpment.

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