Cape Evans

The location of Robert Falcon Scott's 1911 hut, Cape Evans juts out from the west side of Ross Island

Cape Evans

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Ross Sea

The Cape Evans of Ross Island

Cape Evans makes up the north side of the entrance to Erebus Bay in Antarctica, and is a stony cape on the west side of Ross Island

Outside view on the hut at Cape Evans

Cape Evans' fateful history 

Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901 – 1904), under Robert Falcon Scott, Cape Evans was originally named "Skuary" after the birds. Scott's second expedition, the British Antarctic Expedition (1910 – 1913), built its headquarters at Cape Evans, renaming the cape for Lieutenant Edward Evans, second in command of the expedition.

Scott's headquarters at Cape Evans still exists and is known as Scott's Hut, used during the winter of 1911. From here Scott and his team made their fatal journey to the South.

Memorial cross at Cape Evans

How to visit Cape Evans

When local conditions permit, we tend to visit Cape Evans along with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott on our Ross Sea voyages.

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