Needle Peak (Livingston Island)

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Needle Peak
Needle Peak from Bransfield Strait, with Peshev Ridge on the right, and Macy Glacier surmounted by Levski Peak and St. Ivan Rilski Col in the background.
Highest point
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft) [1]
Coordinates 62°44′S 60°11′W / 62.733°S 60.183°W / -62.733; -60.183Coordinates: 62°44′S 60°11′W / 62.733°S 60.183°W / -62.733; -60.183[1]
Location Livingston Island, Antarctica
First ascent unclimbed
Location of Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Needle Peak is a sharply pointed black peak, 370 m, standing at the west side of Brunow Bay on the south coast of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Situated in the southeast foothills of Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains on Rozhen Peninsula, 1 km south-southeast of Ludogorie Peak, and surmounting Prespa Glacier to the west, Samuel Point to the east by south, and Brunow Bay to the northeast.

The feature was named ‘Barnards Peak’ on James Weddell's chart published in 1825, but the name ‘Needle Peak’ given by Discovery Investigations personnel following a 1935 survey has succeeded it in usage. The name Barnard Point has been approved for the nearby point at the southeast side of False Bay.[1]