Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Riggs Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Riggs Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak (2d)
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The peak rising to 1680 m in Imeon Range on Smith Island, South Shetland Islands. Situated 2.1 km SW of Neofit Peak, 5 km SW of the summit Mount Foster, and 8.5 km NE of Cape James. Overlooking Letnitsa Glacier to the S, and Gramada Glacier to the E and SE. Bulgarian mapping in 2008 Named after the American missionary and linguist Elias Riggs (1810-1901) who contributed greatly to the Bulgarian National Revival, and organized the first translation, printing and dissemination of the Bible in modern Bulgarian language.
No images of this place could be found.