Aker Peaks

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Aker Peaks (66°37′S 55°13′E / 66.617°S 55.217°E / -66.617; 55.217Coordinates: 66°37′S 55°13′E / 66.617°S 55.217°E / -66.617; 55.217), also known as Akar Peaks or Aker Range, are a series of mainly snow-covered peaks, the highest at 1,800 metres (5,900 ft), extending 9 miles (14 km) in a northwest–southeast direction. They rise 4 miles (6 km) west of Nicholas Range and 30 miles (50 km) west-northwest of Edward VIII Bay. They were discovered on January 14, 1931, by a Norwegian whaling expedition under O. Borchgrevink, who named them after the farm of Director Svend Foyn Bruun, Sr. of the Antarctic Whaling Company at Tønsberg.