Miziya Peak

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Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Miziya Peak from Zemen Knoll.
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The survey route of Tangra 2004/05 including Miziya Peak
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Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island

Miziya Peak (Bulgarian : връх Мизия, romanized: vrah Miziya, IPA:  [ˈvrɤx ˈmizijɐ] ) is the 604 m summit of Vidin Heights on Varna Peninsula, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak overlooks Kaliakra Glacier to the south, and Saedinenie Snowfield to the northwest. First ascent by Lyubomir Ivanov from Camp Academia on 25 December 2004, as part of Tangra 2004/05 survey.

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The peak is named after the Bulgarian town of Miziya in relation to the ancient Thracian province of Miziya (Moesia).

Location

The peak is located at 62°32′08″S60°09′52.7″W / 62.53556°S 60.164639°W / -62.53556; -60.164639 Coordinates: 62°32′08″S60°09′52.7″W / 62.53556°S 60.164639°W / -62.53556; -60.164639 , which is 7.4 km north of Melnik Peak, 9.25 km north by east of Mount Bowles, 4.24 km north-northeast of Leslie Hill, 4.19 km north-northeast of Castra Martis Hill, 5.4 km northeast of the summit of Gleaner Heights, 4.55 km south-southeast of Kotis Point, 9.47 km south of Williams Point and 7.52 km west of Edinburgh Hill (Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05, and mapping in 2005 and 2009).

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Camp Academia Antarctic camp

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