Cape Adare

The north-easternmost peninsula in Victoria Land, East Antarctica, Cape Adare separates the Ross Sea to the east, from the Southern Ocean to the west. It was discovered by Captain James Ross in January 1841 and named after his friend, Viscount Adare.

It's a fantastic stop on an Antarctic cruise for history lovers, and is usually visited as part cruises which venture to the Antarctic Peninsula and down through the Ross Sea before arriving in Invercargill in New Zealand. Points of interest include the huts of Brochgrevink, and Scott's Northern Party who used it as an important landing site and base camp during their early expeditions.

Map of Cape Adare

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