Komini Peak


Komini Peak (Bulgarian: връх Комини, romanizedvrah Komini, IPA: [ˈvrɤx koˈmini]) is a peak with an elevation of 774 m (2,539 ft) on the north slopes of Levski Peak, in the Tangra Mountains, in Livingston Island, Antarctica.

Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Komini Peak from Shipka Valley.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.
Tangra 2004/05 survey route.

The peak has precipitous rocky western slopes and was first climbed by Lyubomir Ivanov from Camp Academia by way of its 212 m (696 ft) high western rock wall on 21 December 2004.

The feature is named after Komini Peak in Vitosha Mountain, Western Bulgaria.


The peak is located at 62°39′10″S 60°07′05.7″W / 62.65278°S 60.118250°W / -62.65278; -60.118250Coordinates: 62°39′10″S 60°07′05.7″W / 62.65278°S 60.118250°W / -62.65278; -60.118250 which is 1.16 km (0.72 mi) north of Levski Peak, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) northeast of Lyaskovets Peak, 1.54 km (0.96 mi) east of Zograf Peak and 1.35 km (0.84 mi) southeast of Lozen Nunatak, 540 m (590 yd) south of Ravda Peak, 1.71 km (1.06 mi) southwest of Nestinari Nunataks and 2.36 km (1.47 mi) west of Plana Peak (Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05, and mapping in 2005 and 2009).


  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0


  • L.L. Ivanov, Livingston Island: Tangra Mountains, Komini Peak, west slope new rock route; Lyaskovets Peak, first ascent; Zograf Peak, first ascent; Vidin Heights, Melnik Peak, Melnik Ridge, first ascent, The American Alpine Journal, 2005, 312–315.
  • Antarctica: Livingston Island, Climb Magazine, Issue 14, Kettering, UK, April 2006, pp. 89-91.
  • Komini Peak. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
  • Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. (details in Bulgarian, basic data in English)

External linksEdit

  • Komini Peak. Copernix satellite image

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