St. Boris Peak

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St. Boris Peak
St. Boris Peak from Mount Friesland, with 'the Synagogue' in the foreground.
Highest point
Elevation 1,665 m (5,463 ft)
Location Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Parent range Tangra Mountains
First ascent unclimbed
Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

St. Boris Peak (Vrah Sv. Boris \'vr&h sve-'ti bo-'ris\) rises to 1,665 m in Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak is linked to Simeon Peak to the southwest by Paril Saddle and surmounts Huntress Glacier to northwest and west, and Macy Glacier to the southeast.

The feature is named after Czar St. Boris I of Bulgaria, 852-889 AD.


The peak is located at 62°40′32″S 60°11′33″W / 62.67556°S 60.19250°W / -62.67556; -60.19250Coordinates: 62°40′32″S 60°11′33″W / 62.67556°S 60.19250°W / -62.67556; -60.19250, which is 650 m south-southwest of the island's summit Mount Friesland (1700 m), 4.34 km northwest of Peshev Peak, 1.86 km north-northeast of Simeon Peak, 4.89 km southeast of Willan Nunatak and 3.85 km south-southeast of the summit of Pliska Ridge (Bulgarian topographic survey in 1995/96, and mapping in 1996, 2005 and 2009).

St. Boris Peak in fiction[edit]

The naming of this peak after a Bulgarian saint was reminded by the British press in connection with the victory of Boris Johnson in the London mayoral election on May 2, 2008, that particular day being St. Boris’s Day in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.[1]



  1. ^ Roland White. Atticus. The Sunday Times. May 4, 2008.


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