Bowles Ridge

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Location of Bowles Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Bowles Ridge from Ongal Peak in Tangra Mountains, with Kuzman Knoll and upper Huron Glacier in the middle ground.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Bowles Ridge (Hrebet Bowles \'hre-bet 'bOls\) is the central ridge of eastern Livingston Island. The ridge extends 6.5 km in the east-west direction and is 1.5 km wide. The summit of the ridge is Mount Bowles which rises to 822m and is located 9.77 km northwest of Great Needle Peak, 6.08 km north by west of Mount Friesland, 8.77 km east-northeast of St. Kliment Ohridski base and 9.25 km south by west of Miziya Peak.

Bowles Ridge is bounded by Kaliakra Glacier and Struma Glacier to the north, by Perunika Glacier to the west and southwest and by Huron Glacier to the southeast and east. It is linked to Friesland Ridge of the Tangra Mountains by Wörner Gap, to Hemus Peak by Dimov Gate, and to Melnik Ridge by Yankov Gap. The ridge is crossed by Omurtag Pass and Pirdop Gate.

The feature takes its name from Mount Bowles.


The ridge is centred at 62°37′00″S 60°10′20″W / 62.61667°S 60.17222°W / -62.61667; -60.17222Coordinates: 62°37′00″S 60°10′20″W / 62.61667°S 60.17222°W / -62.61667; -60.17222. It was mapped by the British in 1968 and surveyed by Bulgarian topographic surveys in 1995/6 and 2004/5 with mapping in 2005 and 2009.

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