Kardam Buttress

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Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Kardam Buttress from Ongal Peak.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Kardam Buttress (Kardamov Rid \kar-'da-mov 'rid\) is a sloping buttress projecting 1 km northwards from St. Ivan Rilski Col into Huron Glacier on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and has precipitous and partly ice-free western slopes. Surmounting Huron Glacier to the north. It is named after the Bulgarian ruler Khan Kardam.


The buttress is located at 62°39′28″S 60°05′27″W / 62.65778°S 60.09083°W / -62.65778; -60.09083Coordinates: 62°39′28″S 60°05′27″W / 62.65778°S 60.09083°W / -62.65778; -60.09083 which is 1.3 km east of Komini Peak, 1 km west of Plana Peak, and 700 m south of Nestinari Nunataks (Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2009).



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