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.


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]


 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