Academia Peak


Academia Peak

Infobox Mountain
Name = Academia Peak
Photo = academia.jpg
Caption =
Elevation = ~ 1,130 metres {~ 3,707 feet}
Location = Livingston Island, Antarctica
Range = Tangra Mountains
Prominence =
Coordinates = coord|62|40|00|S|60|12|52|W|type:mountain_region
Topographic

First ascent =
Easiest route =

Academia Peak (Vrah Akademiya 'vr&h a-ka-'de-mi-ya) is a peak rising to approximately 1,130m in the Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains, eastern Livingston Island, Antarctica. The peak has precipitous and ice-free north-western slopes and surmounts Huntress Glacier to the northwest and southwest.

Location

The peak is located 1.4 km northwest of St. Boris Peak, 2.45km south by southeast of the summit of Pliska Ridge and 3.45 km east by southeast of Willan Nunatak. Named for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (established 1869) for its important role in the Bulgarian Antarctic research.

The peak was first mapped by Bulgaria in 2005.

ee also

* List of Bulgarian toponyms in Antarctica
* Antarctic Place-names Commission

External links

* [http://www3.pnra.it/SCAR_GAZE SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer]
* [http://www.mfa.government.bg/uploads/imgs/Livingston/livingston.jpgReference Map]


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