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This article is for the peak in Antarctica. For other summits with the same name, see Simpson Peak.

Simpson Peak (67°43′S 50°7′E / 67.717°S 50.117°E / -67.717; 50.117) is a peak, 1,720 m, just east of Mount George in the southwest end of the Scott Mountains in Antarctica. The Scott Mountains are a subset of the Enderby Land Coast Ranges, which in turn are a subset of the Wilkes Land Coast Ranges of Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica.

Discovered in January 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Douglas Mawson. He named it for Sir George Simpson (meteorologist). The position of the feature was fixed by J.C. Armstrong of ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1959.

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Coordinates: 67°43′S 50°7′E / 67.717°S 50.117°E / -67.717; 50.117 PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Simpson Peak (Antarctica)" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


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