Inexpressible Island

A small Antarctic island in Victoria Land, Inexpressible Island is also where the Terra Nova Expedition’s Northern Party carved an ice cave to survive

Inexpressible Island

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Ross Sea

The expressively named Inexpressible Island

Inexpressible Island, located in the Terra Nova Bay of Antarctica’s Victoria Land, is a rocky island where the Northern Party of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition of 1910 – 1913 was forced to overwinter in 1912. When their ship was unable to retrieve them, the crew, led by Victor Campbell, dug a small ice cave on Inexpressible Island in which to live. Incredibly, they all survived, and the site where they did so is now an Antarctic Historic Site or Monument (HSM 14).