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ASPA 155: Cape Evans, Ross Island
Proponent: New Zealand
Location: 77°38'S  166°24'E
Approx. Area: 0.06 km2
Summary: Cape Evans is a small, triangular shaped, ice-free area in the south west of Ross Island, 10km to the south of Cape Royds and 22km to the north of Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island. The site is one of the principal sites of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration; it contains historic structures and relics pertaining to this era. Some of the earliest advances in Antarctic science are associated with the R.F. Scott Terra Nova Expedition, and as such, the site has considerable historical, cultural and scientific significance. It was subsequently used as a base by the Ross Sea party of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1917. The site includes Terra Nova hut and numerous artefacts that are distributed around the site.
Designation: M 2 (1997)
Last Review: 2015
Current Plan: M 11 (2015)
Next Review: 2020
Annex V format adoption: 1997
Modification / Review summary: This area contains HSM 16 (Scott’s hut) and 17 (Cross on Wind Vane Hill), which were listed in Rec. VII-9 (1972). The site was designated SPA 25 in Measure 2 (1997) and re-designated ASPA 155 in Decision 1 (2002). A revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 2 (2005). A new revised version was adopted in Measure 12 (2008). The current Management Plan was adopted in Measure 11 (2015).
Primary reason for designation: H - sites or monuments of recognised historic value;
Main Environmental Domain represented: S - McMurdo - South Victoria Land geologic (also includes Ellsworth, Werner etc mountains)


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