Ash Point

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Ash Point
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Ash Point is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Ash Point
Ash Point
Location of Ash Point
Ash Point is located in Antarctica
Ash Point
Ash Point
Ash Point (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°28′05″S 59°39′19″W / 62.46806°S 59.65528°W / -62.46806; -59.65528
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 201 ha (500 acres)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Ash Point is a rounded low ice-free point forming the southeast side of the entrance to Discovery Bay in the northeast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica with an adjacent ice-free area of 201 hectares (500 acres).[1] Letelier Bank (62°28′01.1″S 59°39′28.8″W / 62.466972°S 59.658000°W / -62.466972; -59.658000) is lying off Ash Point, while Bascopé Point (62°28′15.3″S 59°39′42″W / 62.470917°S 59.66167°W / -62.470917; -59.66167) is situated 460 m (503 yd)to the southwest, with the 1 km (0.62 mi) wide Rojas Cove (62°28′31″S 59°39′48″W / 62.47528°S 59.66333°W / -62.47528; -59.66333) indenting for 310 m (339 yd) the coast between that point and Guesalaga Peninsula. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

Ash Point was charted and named descriptively by the Discovery Investigations in 1935. Bascopé Point and Rojas Cove were named by the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition respectively for First Lieutenant Juan Bascopé, meteorologist of the expedition, and for Captain Gabriel Rojas, Commander of the expedition transport ship Angamos, and Letelier Bank was probably named after a member of the expedition.


The point is located at 62°28′05″S 59°39′19″W / 62.46806°S 59.65528°W / -62.46806; -59.65528 which is 6.35 km (3.95 mi) northwest of Santa Cruz Point, 4.57 km (2.84 mi) southeast of Spark Point, 5 km (3.11 mi) southwest of Beron Point, Robert Island and 8.07 km (5.01 mi) west of Edwards Point, Robert Island. British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Chilean in 1951, Argentine in 1953, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.

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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.