Academia Peak

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Academia Peak
Highest point
Elevation 1,253 m (4,111 ft)
Coordinates 62°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
Academia Peak is located in Antarctica
Academia Peak
Academia Peak
Parent range Tangra Mountains
First ascent 16 January 2017 Doychin Boyanov, Nikolay Petkov and Nedelcho Hazarbasanov

Academia Peak (Vrah Akademiya \'vr&h a-ka-'de-mi-ya\) 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 16 January 2017.

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.

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