Welcome to Cape Adare
This northernmost headland at the entrance to the Ross Sea was named for Britain’s Viscount Adare, member of parliament for Glamorganshire, by his friend James Clark Ross, who discovered the cape in 1841. Sprawled across the shore is Antarctica’s largest Adélie rookery – 250,000 nesting pairs – as well as two sets of historic huts. Unfortunately, Cape Adare is an extremely difficult landing, typically with heavy surf and strong offshore winds – 200 to 500 people make it each year. Because of the penguin rookery, helicopters cannot be used except very late in the season.