Vitosha Saddle

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Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Vitosha Saddle from Bransfield Strait, with Great Needle Peak on the left and Vihren Peak on the right.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Vitosha Saddle (Vitoshka Sedlovina \'vi-tosh-ka se-dlo-vi-'na\) is a narrow ice-covered saddle of elevation 1050 m extending in southwest-northeast direction between Great Needle Peak (Falsa Aguja Peak) and Vihren Peak in the Levski Ridge of Tangra Mountains, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The saddle is part of the divide between the glacial catchments of Huron Glacier to the north and Magura Glacier to the south.

The feature is named after Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria.


The saddle's midpoint is located at 62°39′51″S 60°02′25″W / 62.66417°S 60.04028°W / -62.66417; -60.04028Coordinates: 62°39′51″S 60°02′25″W / 62.66417°S 60.04028°W / -62.66417; -60.04028, which is 950 m northeast of Great Needle Peak, 1.49 km southeast of Tutrakan Peak, 790 m southwest of Vihren Peak and 3.45 km north-northwest of M'Kean Point.



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