Petrich Peak

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Location of Bowles Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Petrich Peak from Zemen Knoll, with Tangra Mountains in the background. Petrich.jpg
Petrich Peak from Zemen Knoll, with Tangra Mountains in the background.
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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Petrich Peak (Bulgarian : връх Петрич, romanized: vrah Petrich, IPA:  [ˈvrɤx ˈpɛtrit͡ʃ] ) is an ice-covered peak of elevation 760 m in central Bowles Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, which is named after the town of Petrich in Southwestern Bulgaria.

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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.

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Location

The peak is located at 62°36′56″S60°10′39″W / 62.61556°S 60.17750°W / -62.61556; -60.17750 Coordinates: 62°36′56″S60°10′39″W / 62.61556°S 60.17750°W / -62.61556; -60.17750 m which is 400 m east of Ticha Peak, 1.98 km southwest of Melnik Peak, and 1.25 km west of the summit of Asparuh Peak (Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05).

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

Ticha Peak is a 790 m peak on the east side of Omurtag Pass in Bowles Ridge, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak is overlooking Perunika Glacier and Wörner Gap to the southwest, Huron Glacier to the southeast, and Kaliakra Glacier to the north.

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

Melnik Peak is the 696 m summit of Melnik Ridge in eastern Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. Surmounting Kaliakra Glacier to the north and west, and Struma Glacier to the southeast. The peak takes its name from Melnik Ridge.

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