Kaliakra Glacier

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Kaliakra Glacier from Melnik Peak, with Vidin Heights in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Kaliakra Glacier (Lednik Kaliakra \'led-nik ka-li-'a-kra\) is a glacier in northeastern Livingston Island, Antarctica extending 7 km in east-west direction and 8 km in north-south direction, and situated southeast of Saedinenie Snowfield, southwest of Panega Glacier, north of Struma Glacier and upper Huron Glacier, and northeast of Perunika Glacier. It is bounded by Melnik Ridge and Bowles Ridge to the south, by Hemus Peak, Gurev Gap, Gleaner Heights, Elhovo Gap, Leslie Hill, Leslie Gap and Radnevo Peak to the west, and Miziya Peak and Samuel Peak to the north. The glacier drains eastwards into Moon Bay south of Perperek Knoll and north of Sindel Point.

The glacier was first crossed by the Bulgarians Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vasilev from Camp Academia on 24 December 2004. Kaliakra, the name of a cape on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, was given to the glacier by the Bulgarian Antarctic Place-names Commission, around 1995.[1]


The midpoint of the glacier is located at 62°34′35″S 60°09′30″W / 62.57639°S 60.15833°W / -62.57639; -60.15833Coordinates: 62°34′35″S 60°09′30″W / 62.57639°S 60.15833°W / -62.57639; -60.15833. Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2005 and 2009.



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