Krum Rock

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Location of Hurd Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Krum Rock, with Tangra Mountains in the background.
Topographic map of central-eastern Livingston Island featuring Krum Rock.
Krum Rock, with Orpheus Gate in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Krum Rock (Bulgarian: Krumov Kamak \'kru-mov 'ka-m&k\) is a small nunatak rising to 208 metres on the southwest edge of Balkan Snowfield just north of Contell Glacier on Hurd Peninsula in eastern Livingston Island, one of the South Shetland Islands in Western Antarctica. The rock projects slightly above the ice sheet with some 3,000 square metres of rocky ground exposed on its northern slope in summer. Because of its location rather than prominence, it is a particularly important landmark in the course of field work carried out in the area.


The nunatak is located at 62°38′53.1″S 60°20′43.4″W / 62.648083°S 60.345389°W / -62.648083; -60.345389Coordinates: 62°38′53.1″S 60°20′43.4″W / 62.648083°S 60.345389°W / -62.648083; -60.345389 which is 1 km east of Atlantic Club Ridge, 1.2 km southeast of Sinemorets Hill, 2.8 km west by north of Castillo Nunatak, and 1 km north by east of the highest point of Charrúa Ridge.

Krum Rock is named for Krum Velchev, meteorologist at St. Kliment Ohridski Base for several seasons since 1993. The name form Krumov Kamak was well established in use at the time of approval.



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