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ASPA 159: Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast
Proponent: New Zealand
Location: 71°18'S  170°09'E
Approx. Area: 0.03 km2
Summary: Cape Adare is a generally ice free, prominent volcanic headland, at the northern extremity of Victoria Land. The Area is located to the south west of the Cape on the southern shore of Ridley Beach. The area is an important symbol of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration and, as such, has considerable historical and cultural significance. Some of the earliest advances in Antarctic science are associated with the two earliest expeditions based at this site. There are three main structures in the Area. Two were built in February 1899 by the British Antarctic Expedition led by Borchgrevink (1898-1900), and used for the first winter spent on the Antarctic continent. In 1911 Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) Northern Party wintered at the third hut, situated 30m to the north of Borchgrevink's hut and built in February 1911. There are also numerous associated historical relics located in the Area.
Designation: M 1 (1998)
Last Review: 2015
Current Plan: M 14 (2015)
Next Review: 2020
Annex V format adoption: 1998
Modification / Review summary: Borchgrevink’s Hut was listed as HSM 22 in Rec. VII-9 (1972). Designated SPA 29 in Measure 1 (1998). It was re-designated ASPA 159 in Decision 1 (2002). A revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 2 (2005). A revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 11 (2010). The current Management Plan was adopted in Measure 14 (2015).
Primary reason for designation: H - sites or monuments of recognised historic value;
Main Environmental Domain represented: U - North Victoria Land geologic (also includes Executive Committee Range, Prince Charles & Jones mountains)


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