Una’s Tits

Una’s Tits, also known as Cape Renard Tower, are two towers of basalt, each topped by a cap of ice, guarding the northern entrance to the Lemaire Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula… they are officially named “Una’s Tits” and are identified as such on navigation charts.

Una was a woman living in Stanley, Falkland Islands who was working for what is now the British Antarctic Survey.

Flickr user Liam Quinn says this about Una:

named after the Falklands office secretary who would have been one of the last women seen by British Antarctic staff around 1950.

Three diligent minutes of internet searching leaves me without a last name, and I think I prefer it that way.

Photo from wikipedia, via this great category.



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