Hochstetter Peak

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Location of Trinity Peninsula.

Hochstetter Peak (Bulgarian: връх Хохщетер, ‘Vrah Hochstetter’ \'vr&h 'hoh-shte-ter\) is the partly ice-free bluff rising to over 1000 m in the southeast foothills of Louis-Philippe Plateau on Trinity Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica. It is surmounting Cugnot Ice Piedmont to the east and south.

The peak is named after the German-Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter (1829-1884) who worked in Bulgaria, other European countries and New Zealand.


Hochstetter Peak is located at 63°36′52″S 58°18′12″W / 63.61444°S 58.30333°W / -63.61444; -58.30333Coordinates: 63°36′52″S 58°18′12″W / 63.61444°S 58.30333°W / -63.61444; -58.30333, which is 6.83 km west-southwest of Kukuryak Bluff, 10.82 km northwest of Levassor Nunatak and 2.69 km north by east of Smin Peak. German-British mapping in 1996.


  • Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly updated.


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