Wörner Gap

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Wörner Gap from Camp Academia area, with Bowles Ridge in the background.
Wörner Gap from Kuzman Knoll, with Pliska Ridge and Burdick Ridge in the background.

Wörner Gap (Sedlovina Wörner \se-dlo-vi-'na 'vyor-ner\) is a flat saddle extending 3 km in the south-north direction between Friesland Ridge and Bowles Ridge in eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Its elevation decreases from 585 m in the south to 541 m in the middle, and 525 m in the north. The gap separates the glacial catchments of Perunika Glacier to the west and Huron Glacier to the east, and is linked to the east to Kuzman Knoll, a conspicuous landmark in the area. The gap is visited by field parties from St. Kliment Ohridski Base and Juan Carlos I Base and is subject to Spanish and Bulgarian glaciological studies.

The feature is named after the late Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance Dr. Manfred Wörner (1934–94) in recognition of his contribution to European unity.


The gap's midpoint is located at 62°38′13.5″S 60°10′57″W / 62.637083°S 60.18250°W / -62.637083; -60.18250Coordinates: 62°38′13.5″S 60°10′57″W / 62.637083°S 60.18250°W / -62.637083; -60.18250, which is 1.07 km west of Kuzman Knoll, 2.39 km northwest of Zograf Peak, 3.76 km north of Mount Friesland, 2.64 km east-northeast of Pliska Peak, 3.79 km east of Burdick Peak, 2.49 km south-southeast of Mount Bowles and 1.53 km south of Montana Bluff. British mapping in 1968 and Spanish in 1991, Bulgarian topographic surveys in 1995/96 and 2004/05, and mapping in 1996, 2005 and 2009.

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


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