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Opalchenie Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Opalchenie Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The peak rising to 4600 m at the S extremity of Vinson Plateau, Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains. Situated 2.66 km SSE of Silverstein Peak, 990 m S of Fukushima Peak, 7.49 km NW of Mount Rutford, 4.09 km N by E of Mount Slaughter and 7.41 km E of Brichebor Peak. The peak is of low prominence except to the S, where two parallel ridges descend steeply southwestwards with Donnellan Glacier flowing in between and Mount Slaughter rising on the more southerly ridge. Precipitous and partly ice-free S slopes. US mapping in 1988. Named after the Bulgarian Volunteer Force in the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War and the Macedonian-Adrianople Volunteer Force in the 1912-1913 Balkan Wars, "opalchenie" being the Bulgarian for "volunteer force". Approved on December 6, 2010.
No images of this place could be found.