Counts Icefall

Counts Icefall (85°13′S 90°48′W / 85.217°S 90.8°W / -85.217; -90.8) is a steep, heavily-crevassed icefall at the juncture of the Ford Massif and the west end of Bermel Escarpment, in the Thiel Mountains. Surveyed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains party, 1960-61. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander William D. Counts, U.S. Navy, who lost his life in the crash of a P2V Neptune aircraft soon after take-off from Wilkes Station on November 9, 1961. Mount Counts is also named for LCDR Counts, who was assigned to Air Development Squadron Six (VX-6) at the time of the crash.

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