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Mount Harrington
Highest point
Elevation 2,610 m (8,560 ft)
Location Borchgrevink Coast, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Parent range Victory Mountains, Whitehall Glacier

Mount Harrington is one of the highest peaks in the east end of the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica, rising to 2,610 metres (8,560 ft) on the west side of Whitehall Glacier and 5 nautical miles (9 km) southwest of Mount Northampton. It was named in 1960 by The New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee after geologist Hilary J. Harrington, who led the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) to this region, 1957–58, and also led the NZGSAE in the McMurdo Sound region, 1958–59. Later, he was a United States Antarctic Research Program investigator (with Russell J. Korsch) in the McMurdo Sound region, 1968–69.

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