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The Supporters Range (85°04′S 169°30′E / 85.067°S 169.500°E / -85.067; 169.500) is a rugged range of mountains in Antarctica, 40 km long, bordering the eastern side of Mill Glacier, from Keltie Glacier in the north to Mill Stream Glacier in the south.

So named by the New Zealand GSAE (1961–62) because several peaks of the range are named after supporters of Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09).

Among the mountains in this range is Mount Iveagh, a 3422-metre peak on the east side of the Beardmore Glacier. Mount Iveagh was discovered by the British Antarctic Expedition and named for Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, of the firm of Guinness, who helped finance the expedition.


Geographical features include:

  • Ashworth Glacier
  • Jensen Glacier
  • Laird Glacier
  • Mill Glacier
  • Mill Stream Glacier
  • Mount Henry Lucy
  • Mount Iveagh
  • Mount Judd
  • Mount Kinsey
  • Mount Westminster
  • Mount White
  • Ranfurly Point
  • Snakeskin Glacier
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