The Victory Mountains (72°40′S 168°00′E / 72.667°S 168°E / -72.667; 168) is a major group of mountains in Victoria Land, Antarctica, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) long and 80 km (50 mi) wide, which is bounded primarily by Mariner and Tucker glaciers and the Ross Sea. The division between these mountains and the Concord Mountains (to the NW) is less precise but apparently lies in the vicinity of Thomson Peak.
A Ross Sea aspect of the mountains was first obtained by early British expeditions of Ross, Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton. The mapping of the interior mountains was largely done from air photos taken by the U.S. Navy and surveys undertaken by New Zealand and American parties in the 1950s and 1960s. So named by the NZGSAE 1957-58, because of the proximity of this group to the Admiralty Mountains, and with the intention that many of the topographic features would be named for celebrated victories, especially naval victories.
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