Ticha Peak

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Location of Bowles Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
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Ticha Peak from Zemen Knoll.
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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Ticha Peak (Vrah Ticha \'vr&h 'ti-cha\) 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.

Omurtag Pass

Omurtag Pass is a 720 m high pass between Mount Bowles and Ticha Peak in Bowles Ridge, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and is part of an overland route between the Wörner Gap area and upper Kaliakra Glacier. The pass is named after Khan Omurtag of Bulgaria, 814-831 AD.

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.

Livingston Island Island of the South Shetland Islands

Livingston Island is an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich Island and Snow Islands. This island was the first land discovered south of 60° south latitude in 1819, and the name Livingston, although of unknown derivation, has been well established in international usage since the early 1820s.

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The feature is named after Ticha River in Northeastern Bulgaria.

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Location

The peak is located at 62°36′58″S60°11′07″W / 62.61611°S 60.18528°W / -62.61611; -60.18528 Coordinates: 62°36′58″S60°11′07″W / 62.61611°S 60.18528°W / -62.61611; -60.18528 , which is 880 m east of the summit Mount Bowles, 5.35 km south of Leslie Hill, 2.29 km southwest of Melnik Peak, 400 m west of Petrich Peak, 1.65 km west of Asparuh Peak and 2.52 km northwest of Kuzman Knoll (Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05, and mapping in 2005 and 2009).

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Mount Bowles mountain in Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Mount Bowles is an ice-covered mountain 822 metres (2,697 ft) high, the summit of Bowles Ridge in the central part of eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is situated south of Vidin Heights and north of Mount Friesland, Tangra Mountains to which it is linked by Wörner Gap.

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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Kamchiya Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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Magura Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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

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Montana Bluff

Montana Bluff is an ice-covered peak rising to 670 m at the end of a side ridge running south-southeast from Ticha Peak in central Bowles Ridge, Livingston Island. Surmounting Perunika Glacier to the west and southwest, and Huron Glacier to the east and southeast. It is named after the city of Montana in Northwestern Bulgaria.

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Orpheus Gate

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Perunika Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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Peshtera Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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

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Prespa Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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Srebarna Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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Svoge Knoll

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Veleka Ridge

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Wulfila Glacier glacier in Antarctica

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Zlatograd Rock mountain in Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Zlatograd Rock is a rocky 240 m peak forming the eastern extremity of Bowles Ridge, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak overlooks Struma Glacier to the northwest and Huron Glacier to the southeast. It is named after the town of Zlatograd in the Rhodope Mountains, Southern Bulgaria.

Johnsons Glacier glacier in Antarctica

Johnsons Glacier is the 1.8 km long and 2.3 km wide glacier on Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica bounded by Charrúa Ridge and Charrúa Gap to the north, Napier Peak to the east, Mirador Hill to the southeast, Hurd Ice Cap to the southwest and Mount Reina Sofía to the west. It is draining northwestwards into Johnsons Dock. The glacier provides overland access from the Spanish base Juan Carlos Primero to the interior of the eastern Livingston Island.

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Antarctic Place-names Commission

The Antarctic Place-names Commission was established by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute in 1994, and since 2001 has been a body affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.


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