Academia Peak

Academia Peak (Bulgarian: връх Академия, romanizedvrah Akademiya, IPA: [ˈvrɤx ɐkɐˈdɛmijɐ]) is a peak rising to 1,253 m in the Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains on eastern Livingston Island in Antarctica. The peak has precipitous and ice-free north-western slopes and surmounts Huntress Glacier to the northwest and southwest. It was first ascended and GPS-surveyed by the Bulgarian climbers D. Boyanov, N. Petkov and N. Hazarbasanov from Nesebar Gap via the head of Huntress Glacier on 15 January 2017.[1]

Academia Peak
Highest point
Elevation1,253 m (4,111 ft)
Coordinates62°40′13″S 60°12′30″W / 62.67028°S 60.20833°W / -62.67028; -60.20833Coordinates: 62°40′13″S 60°12′30″W / 62.67028°S 60.20833°W / -62.67028; -60.20833
Parent rangeTangra Mountains
First ascent16 January 2017 Doychin Boyanov, Nikolay Petkov and Nedelcho Hazarbasanov

The peak is named for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (established 1869) for its important role in the Bulgarian Antarctic research.


The peak is located 1 km northwest of St. Boris Peak, 2.96 km south by southeast of the summit of Pliska Ridge and 3.9 km east by southeast of Willan Nunatak. The peak was first mapped by Bulgaria in 2005, and later in 2009.

See alsoEdit


  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0



  1. ^ D. Boyanov and N. Petkov. The Peaks of Tangra Mountains: Project Report Part Two 2016/17. Sofia, February 2017 (in Bulgarian)


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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.