Atka Glacier

Atka Glacier

Atka Glacier is the glacier immediately east of Flagship Mountain, draining north into Fry Glacier in Victoria Land. Discovered and named in 1957 by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1956-58. Named after the USS Atka, an American icebreaker in the convoy to McMurdo Sound in the 1956-57 season.

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