Zograf Peak

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Zograf Peak
Zograf Peak from near Catalunyan Saddle
Highest point
Elevation 1,011 m (3,317 ft)
Coordinates 62°39′6.4″S 60°08′54″W / 62.651778°S 60.14833°W / -62.651778; -60.14833Coordinates: 62°39′6.4″S 60°08′54″W / 62.651778°S 60.14833°W / -62.651778; -60.14833
Parent range Tangra Mountains
First ascent 2004
Easiest route Snow/glacier climb
Zograf Peak from Camp Academia area, with Levski Peak on the left and Lyaskovets Peak on the right.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Zograf Peak (Vrah Zograf \'vr&h zo-'graf\) rises to 1,011 metres at the northeastern extremity of the Friesland Ridge in the Tangra Mountains, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak is heavily glaciated and crevassed, with precipitous and partly ice-free northern slopes. The peak surmounts Huron Glacier to the north and Shipka Valley to the east, and is accessible via the saddle of elevation 975 m linking it to the north rib of Lyaskovets Peak. The peak is linked to the northeast by Lozen Saddle to Lozen Nunatak, Erma Knoll and Aheloy Nunatak.

The peak is named after the Bulgarian Zograf Monastery on Mount Athos.

First ascent by Lyubomir Ivanov from Camp Academia on 31 December 2004.


The peak is located 1.33 km north by west of Lyaskovets Peak, 4.26 km east by south of Pliska Peak, 1.88 km south-southeast of Kuzman Knoll, 3.9 km south by west of Maritsa Peak and 1.55 km west of Komini Peak.

Camp Academia[edit]

The northwestern foothills of Zograf Peak are known as Camp Academia, a central location in the upper Huron Glacier, Wörner Gap area, eastern Livingston Island (62°38′41.9″S 60°10′18″W / 62.644972°S 60.17167°W / -62.644972; -60.17167). This location can be accessed by an 11 km route from St. Kliment Ohridski base, or a 12.5 km route from Juan Carlos I base. The site offers convenient overland access to the Tangra Mountains to the south; Bowles Ridge, Vidin Heights, Kaliakra Glacier and Saedinenie Snowfield areas to the north; Huron Glacier to the east and Perunika Glacier and Huntress Glacier to the west.

Camp Academia hosted the base camp of the Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 from 3 December 2004 until 2 January 2005 and was named for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in appreciation of that academy’s contribution to Antarctic exploration. Since 2004 the site has been designated as the summer post office Tangra 1091 of the Bulgarian Posts Plc.

Zograf Peak and Camp Academia were mapped in 2005 and 2009 from the topographic survey Tangra 2004/05.

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