Cape Adare is located
at the end of the Adare Peninsula in Victoria Land, part of
the Ross Sea area of Antarctica 71°17′S 170°14′E.
It was first discovered and named by James Ross in 1841. The
name comes from Ross's friend Viscount Adare after Adare in
county Limerick, Ireland.
The area is most famous for being
the site of the first planned overwintering in Antarctica by
Carsten Borchgrevink and the crew of the Southern Cross expedition
of 1898-1900. This was also the place where first permanent
structure in Antarctica was constructed, this hut has been the
subject of recent conservation work.
Cape Adare is the site of one
of the largest Adelie penguin colonies in the Ross Sea area
of Antarctica with around 250,000 breeding pairs at the height
of the season.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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