Aleksiev Glacier

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Location of Nordenskjöld Coast on Antarctic Peninsula.

Aleksiev Glacier (Bulgarian: Алексиев ледник, ‘Aleksiev Lednik’ \a-'lek-si-ev 'led-nik\) is the 10.5 km long and 3 km wide glacier on Nordenskjöld Coast in Graham Land situated northeast of Kladorub Glacier and south of the glacier featuring Arrol Icefall. It drains the southeast slopes of Detroit Plateau, and flows east-southeastwards to enter Desislava Cove in Weddell Sea. The feature is named after the Bulgarian artist and writer Rayko Aleksiev (1893-1944).


Aleksiev Glacier is located at 64°37′30″S 60°32′00″W / 64.62500°S 60.53333°W / -64.62500; -60.53333Coordinates: 64°37′30″S 60°32′00″W / 64.62500°S 60.53333°W / -64.62500; -60.53333. British mapping in 1978.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 Series, Sheet W 64 60. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Tolworth, UK, 1978.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993–2016.


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