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Cape Evans

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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 Evans is a rocky cape on the west side of Ross Island, Antarctica, forming the north side of the entrance to Erebus Bay.

The cape was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott, who named it the "Skuary" after the birds. Scott's second expedition, the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, built its headquarters here, renaming the cape for Lieutenant Edward Evans, Royal Navy, second in command of the expedition. Scott's headquarters building still exists and is known as Scott's Hut.

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Cape Evans is site of the third swim of The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason, a series of five 1 km open water swims by Lewis Pughand 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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