Cape Evans is on Ross Island, at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. It is about as far south as you can go on a ship, so it makes a good place for explorers going to the South Pole. Scott’s hut is here.
Ross Island is dominated by the 3743m (12280 ft) Mt Erebus. Often it is hidden by cloud, but today were were blessed by clear blue skies and calm winds. You can see so far in Antarctica because the air is so clear.
Mt Erebus is an active volcano and we could see some steam rising from it.
This was the base for Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, where he reached the South Geographic Pole but died on the journey back.
We were fortunate to see an emperor penguin. They are usually out at sea at this time of the year.
It wasn’t that cold!