Ian Peak is a peak in the Bowers Mountains of Antarctica, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Mount Stirling where the feature overlooks the heads of Leap Year Glacier and Champness Glacier. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1967–68, for Ian Smith of the Victoria University of Wellington, a geologist in Antarctica that season.[1] The mountain lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.


  1. ^ "Ian Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2012-07-05.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Ian Peak". (content from the Geographic Names Information System) Coordinates: 71°31′S 163°59′E / 71.517°S 163.983°E / -71.517; 163.983