Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Evans, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Evans (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape (8)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A low promontory on the west coast of Ross Island forming the northern entrance to Erebus Bay. Discovered by the NAE, 1901-04, which named it the Skuary. The BAE, 1910-13, built its headquarters here, and before doing so, Scott, in 1911, renamed it Cape Evans in honour of his second in command, Lieutenant Edward R G R Evans, RN, later Admiral Lord Mountevans. The cape is the termination of a compartively low peninsula which projects about 1 1/2 miles into McMurdo Sound. The Ross Sea Party of theImperial Trans-Antartic Expedition, 1914-17, also wintered here.
No images of this place could be found.