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Cape Royds - Antarctica Highlights:
Shackleton Explorer huts
Alternative Port:  Ross Sea   - click for cruises that visit this port.

Cape Royds on Ross Island (a New Zealand dependency) in the Ross Sea is the sight of a historic monument to the expedition of Ernest Shackleton, a British explorer in 1907. Visit the site of Sir Ernest Shackleton's hut, built during his 'Nimrod' polar expedition in 1907-1909. Unable to land at King Edward VII Island, he then entered McMurdo Sound. Ice conditions prevented him reaching Hut Point, the site of Scott's hut, so he selected Cape Royds for winter quarters.The area has been reclaimed by the original inhabitants of the area - thousands of Adelie Penguins - in the world's southernmost penguin rookery.

Ross Island lies at the northern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf in the Ross Sea, just off the coast of Victoria Land. The island is home to Mt. Erebus (an active volcano 12,450 ft, 3,800 m high) and Mt. Terror (10,750 ft) as well as the US McMurdo base.

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