Hells Gate Moraine

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Hells Gate Moraine is a glacial moraine at the head of Evans Cove on the coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It extends southward to Hells Gate from nearby Vegetation Island and Cape Confusion.

History[edit]

The moraine was mapped and named by the Northern Party of the British Terra Nova Expedition (1910–13), in association with Hells Gate.[1]

Historic site[edit]

On 25 January 1913 The Terra Nova expedition established an emergency depot at the moraine consisting of a sled loaded with supplies and equipment. Although the sled and its contents were removed in 1994 in order to stabilise their deteriorating condition, the site has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 68), following a proposal by New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[2]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hells Gate Moraine" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 74°52′S 163°48′E / 74.867°S 163.800°E / -74.867; 163.800