Simeon Peak

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Simeon Peak
Simeon Peak from the west slopes of Lyaskovets Peak, with Catalunyan Saddle in the foreground and St. Cyril Peak on the far left.
Highest point
Elevation 1,580 m (5,180 ft)
Location Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Parent range Tangra Mountains
First ascent 16 January 2017 Doychin Boyanov, Nikolay Petkov and Nedelcho Hazarbasanov

Simeon Peak (Vrah Simeon \'vr&h si-me-'on\) rises to 1,580 m[1][2] in Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak is heavily glaciated, connected to St. Boris Peak to the northeast by Paril Saddle, and surmounts Huntress Glacier to the northwest, Ruen Icefall to the southwest, and Macy Glacier to the east. It was first ascended and GPS-surveyed by the Bulgarian climbers D. Boyanov, N. Petkov and N. Hazarbasanov from Nesebar Gap via the head of Huntress Glacier, Academia Peak, St. Boris Peak and Paril Saddle on 16 January 2017.

The peak is named after Czar Simeon the Great of Bulgaria, 893-927 AD.


The peak is located at 62°41′27″S 60°12′25″W / 62.69083°S 60.20694°W / -62.69083; -60.20694Coordinates: 62°41′27″S 60°12′25″W / 62.69083°S 60.20694°W / -62.69083; -60.20694, which is 2.48 km south-southwest of Mount Friesland, 1.85 km south-southwest of St. Boris Peak and 1.69 km north of St. Cyril Peak. British mapping in 1968, Argentine in 1980, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009 from topographic surveys in 1995/96 (estimated elevation 1576 m) and 2004/05.




  1. ^ N. Petkov. Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition: Summits of Tangra Mountain. 19 January 2017. (in Bulgarian)
  2. ^ D. Boyanov and N. Petkov. The peaks of Tangra Mountains: Project report Part Two 2016/17. Sofia, February 2017. 8 pp. (in Bulgarian)


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