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Cape Adare

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Swim dates, location and latitude of The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason by Lewis Pugh
The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason by Lewis Pugh in Campbell Island at 52º South, Cape Adare at 71º South, Cape Evans at 77.6º South, Bay of Whales at 78.5º South, and Peter 1 Island at 69º South

Cape Adare is the northeasternmost peninsula in Victoria Land, East Antarctica that was discovered by Captain James Ross in January 1841 and named it after his friend the Viscount Adare (the title is derived from Adare, Ireland).

Marking one end of the Borchgrevink Coast, the cape separates the Ross Sea to the east from the Southern Ocean to the west, and is backed by the high Admiralty Mountains. Cape Adare was an important landing site and base camp during early Antarctic exploration. Off the coast to the northeast are the Adare Seamounts and the Adare Trough.

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Cape Adare is site of the second swim of The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason, a series of five 1 km open water swims by Lewis Pugh in waters between 0ºC and -1.7ºC and one of the primary reasons he was nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year. The purpose of The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason is to have Antarctica's Ross Sea declared a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The Ross Sea is referred to as a Polar Garden of Eden.

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