Leslie Hill (Livingston Island)

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Leslie Hill from Miziya Peak, with Radnevo Peak and Zemen Knoll in the foreground and Burdick Ridge in the background. Leslie-Hill.jpg
Leslie Hill from Miziya Peak, with Radnevo Peak and Zemen Knoll in the foreground and Burdick Ridge in the background.
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Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island
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Christmas tree by Leslie Hill.

Leslie Hill ( 62°34′S60°12′W / 62.567°S 60.200°W / -62.567; -60.200 Coordinates: 62°34′S60°12′W / 62.567°S 60.200°W / -62.567; -60.200 ) is a hill lying northward of Bowles Ridge and south of the Vidin Heights in the eastern part of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Situated 5.33 km north of Mount Bowles, 1.43 km east-northeast of the summit of Gleaner Heights and 3.15 km south-southwest of Radnevo Peak.

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Bowles Ridge

Bowles Ridge is the central ridge of eastern Livingston Island. The ridge extends 6.5 km in the east-west direction and is 1.5 km wide. The summit of the ridge is Mount Bowles which rises to 822m and is located 9.77 km northwest of Great Needle Peak, 6.08 km north by west of Mount Friesland, 8.77 km east-northeast of St. Kliment Ohridski base and 9.25 km south by west of Miziya Peak.

Vidin Heights

Vidin Heights are predominantly ice-covered heights rising to 604 m on Varna Peninsula, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The feature is approximately 8 km long from the north end of Leslie Gap east-northeastwards to Inott Point and 9.6 km north-northeastwards to Sayer Nunatak. The summit, Miziya Peak, is located 9.25 km north by east of Mount Bowles, 4.24 km north-northeast of Leslie Hill, 9.47 km south of Williams Point and 7.52 km west of Edinburgh Hill. The heights feature also Samuel Peak 1.9 km east-southeast of Miziya Peak, and Sharp Peak at their east-northeast extremity. The heights surmount Saedinenie Snowfield to the northwest, Rose Valley Glacier to the northeast, Debelt Glacier and Panega Glacier to the southeast, and Kaliakra Glacier to the south.

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The hill was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1958 for David Leslie, Master of the American brig Gleaner, a whaler from New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was diverted to sealing in 1820–21 in the South Shetland Islands, following the discovery of this group. [1] [2]

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Radnevo Peak mountain in Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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Saedinenie Snowfield

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Sliven Peak mountain in Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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Belozem Hill

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Inott Point

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Gleaner Heights

The Gleaner Heights are a series of elevations extending for 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest from Leslie Hill in the eastern part of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. They are separated from Leslie Hill by Elhovo Gap, and from Hemus Peak off the northwest extremity of Bowles Ridge by Gurev Gap. The feature is heavily glaciated, with a small rock exposure on its northwest slopes. Gleaner Heights surmount Saedinenie Snowfield to the northwest, Kaliakra Glacier to the east and Perunika Glacier to the southwest. The first ascent was by the Bulgarian Doychin Vasilev from Camp Academia on 25 December 2004, as part of Tangra 2004/05 survey.

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Aspis Island

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Eddystone Rocks (South Shetland Islands)

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Las Palmas Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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References

  1. "Leslie Hill". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  2. Alberts, Fred G., ed. (June 1995). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (PDF) (second ed.). United States Board on Geographic Names. p. 429. Retrieved 2012-04-05.

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