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Schneider Peak (71°37′S 62°41′W) is a peak rising to about 1,300 m near the head of Rankin Glacier, 6 nautical miles (11 km) west-southwest of Mount Geier, Schirmacher Massif, on the Black Coast of Palmer Land. The peak was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1966–69, and was visited by a joint USGS-BAS geological party, 1986-87. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1988 after David L. Schneider, cartographer, USGS, a member of the USGS satellite surveying team at Australia's Casey Station, winter party 1974. While assigned to the Law Dome ice-drilling team during March 1974, Schneider assisted in the rescue of three Australian co-workers whose Nodwell snow traverse vehicle had fallen into a deep crevasse.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Schneider Peak" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


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