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Hemus Peak

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Hemus Peak

Hemus Peak (Vrah Hemus \'vr&h 'he-mus) is an ice-covered peak rising to 636 m off the northwest extremity of Bowles Ridge in eastern Livingston Island. The feature is breast-shaped, 850 m long in east-west direction and 550 m wide, and overlooks Kaliakra Glacier to the northeast and Perunika Glacier to the southwest. Hemus is an ancient name of Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains), the central mountain range separating northern from southern Bulgaria.


Map of Hemus Peak, Antarctica


The peak is located at 62°36′22″S 60°13′14″W, which is 1.51 km northwest of Mount Bowles (822 m, summit of Bowles Ridge), 800 m north-northwest of Rayna Knyaginya Peak, 1.01 km north-northeast of Chirpan Peak, 3.6 km northeast of Rezen Knoll, 6.27 km east by north of Aleko Point, and 3.6 km south by east of the summit of Gleaner Heights (531 m) (Rough British mapping in 1968, Bulgarian mapping from a 1995-96 ground survey).


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  • References

    Hemus Peak Wikipedia