Ballester Point

Ballester Point
Location of Hurd Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Ballester Point from Charrúa Ridge.

Ballester Point (Bulgarian: нос Балестер, ‘Nos Ballester’ \'nos ba-'les-ter\) is a point forming the south side of the entrance to Johnsons Dock and the northeast side of the entrance to Española Cove in Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from Johnsons Dock.

The feature is named for Antonio Ballester, a doyen of the Spanish Antarctic Program.


The point is located at 62°39′28″S 60°22′31″W / 62.65778°S 60.37528°W / -62.65778; -60.37528 which is 4.95 km southwest of Ereby Point, 1.55 km south of Hespérides Point and 7.6 km north-northeast of Miers Bluff. (British mapping in 1822 and 1968, detailed Spanish mapping in 1991, Bulgarian mapping in 1996, 2005 and 2009).



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