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)
Shackleton Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Shackleton Coast (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Coast (7)
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:
That portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Cape Selborne and the eastern side of the Beardmore Glacier. Named for Sir Ernest Shackleton, who had acommpanied Scott on his southern journey in the NAE, 1901-04, and who subsequently led three Antarctic expeditions, the BAE, 1907-09, the ITAE 1914-17, and the Rowett-Shackleton Expedition 1921-22. Shackleton discovered the area beyond the Shackleton Inlet to the Beardmore Glacier and was the first to find a practicable route to the South Pole, but lack of food stopped him 97 miles from his goal.
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