St. Cyril Peak

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St. Cyril Peak
St. Cyril Peak from Bransfield Strait, with Needle Peak in the foreground.
Elevation 1,505 m (4,938 ft)
Location Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Range Tangra Mountains
First ascent unclimbed
Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

St. Cyril Peak (Vrah Sv. Kiril \'vr&h sve-'ti 'ki-ril\) rises to 1,505m in Friesland Ridge in Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak is linked to St. Methodius Peak to the southwest by Vladaya Saddle and surmounts Ruen Icefall to the west, Macy Glacier to the east and Prespa Glacier to the south.

The peak is "named after St. Cyril (827-869 AD) who, together with St. Methodius, created the Glagolitic alphabet and translated the Holy Books into Bulgarian language".[1]


The peak is located at 62°42′20″S 60°12′50″W / 62.70556°S 60.21389°W / -62.70556; -60.21389Coordinates: 62°42′20″S 60°12′50″W / 62.70556°S 60.21389°W / -62.70556; -60.21389, which is 4.15 km south-southwest of Mount Friesland, 1.69 km south of Simeon Peak, 4.27 km northwest of Samuel Point, 1.97 km northeast of St. Methodius Peak and 6.79 km southeast of Napier Peak (Bulgarian topographic survey in 1995/96, and mapping in 2005 and 2009).



  1. ^ St. Cyril Peak. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.


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