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Antarctic Points of Interest
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Description:
The aim of this category is to catalog and encourage visits to points of interest on or pertaining to Antarctica. These places need not be on the continent, but must have a clear link to Antarctica.
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Antarctica is a continent virtually untouched by human beings. It is as it has been for many years, unspoiled and beautiful. This category has been created to Waymark Antarctic points of interest, whether on the continent or on one of the six other continents.

The intentions of this category are threefold: First, to make suggestions of worthwhile places to see while a person is visiting Antarctica; Second, waymark each of the 82 historical monuments on the continent recognized under Article 8 of Annex Five to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty; Third, to catalog places on the other continents that would be good to visit for people with an interest in Antarctica.

Examples of Waymarks in the using the first criterion would be the Almirante Brown Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, Bailey Head on Deception Island (home to 60,000 nesting pairs of penguins), The Lemaire Channel, and Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.

Waymarks that could be established using the second criterion are historical monuments recognized by the Antarctic Treaty. A list of those monuments can be found at: (visit link)

Examples of Waymarks established using the third criterion would be: The International Antarctic Centre in New Zealand or the quay in Ushuaia (Argentina) from which a good portion of Antarctic cruises depart. Examples of waymarks that would not fit this criteria would be a venue that has Antarctica in its name, but no real connection to the continent.

It is our hope that through this category, people around the world can become aware of the beauty and history hidden in this remote continent and just how connected it is to the rest of the world.
Instructions for Posting a Antarctic Points of Interest Waymark:
Name: The most common name for the location waymarked. This should include the continent of the waymark. If the waymark is for a historic monument, it should include the historic monument number. Please use the following examples as reference: Bailey Head, Deception Island, Antarctica; Historic Marker #27, Cairn with plaque on Megalestris Hill, Petermann Island, Antarctica; or International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Coordinates -- obtained from your personal GPS readings. Only Waymarks with latitude greater than 60º South can be identified as being on the continent of Antarctica.

Photograph -- At least one original photograph of the waymark or its location. If the waymark is of a historic marker, a photo of the plaque is requested in addition to a photo of the area. Additional photographs are requested, but not required.

Narrative Description -- Please include as much information about the location you are waymarking as you can-- its history, significance of its name, etc. -- whatever is applicable. Focus on what is unique and reflects the significance of the location. If your waymark is of a scientific research station, please include the name of the station and which country operates it. Please also describe how you came to be where the waymark is.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please post one original photo of the location. Tell us about your visit, and how you came to be where the waymark is.
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Antarctic Points of InterestEdgar Evans Memorial - St. Mary's Church - Rhossili, Swansea County, Wales

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Memorial to member of the Scott Expedition to Antarctica located in parish church in the small village of Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula in south Wales

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/4/2011

last visited: 7/11/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestEdgar Evans - Welsh Polar Explorer - Swansea - Wales.

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Edgar Evans was born 1876 at Gower, Swansea, Wales. He was a member of the fatefull British Antarctic Expedition's attempt to reach the South Pole First. The 5 man team reached the Pole on 17th Jan 1912 but all perished on the return journey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: 8/2/2012

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Antarctic Points of InterestA Centenary Garden for Captain R.F. Scott - Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

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This prize-winning garden titled A Centenary Garden for Captain R.F. Scott was devised in 2010 to commemorate Captain Scott's failed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. He and his crew set off from Cardiff aboard the Terra Nova.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2013

last visited: 5/6/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestScott Memorial, Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales

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Monument to Scott of the Antarctic. Captain Scott, set sail in the S.S.Terra Nova, from Cardiff, in Wales, on his expedition to Antarctica in 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: 4/23/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Falcon Scott - City Hall - Cardiff, Wales.

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Memorial bronze plaque for Robert Falcon Scott and his companions by W. Wheatley Wagstaff. Located on the staircase of City Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2012

last visited: 2/15/2014

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Antarctic Points of InterestSS Terra Nova - figure head - National Museum of Wales.

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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, hoping to be the first people to reach the South Pole. They departed from Cardiff Bay in the vessel SS Terra Nova, this is the Figure head from that ship.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/28/2012

last visited: 4/28/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestAntartica 100 Memorial - Cardiff Bay - Wales.

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Terra Nova Expedition Centenary, commemorated by this monument 'Antartica 100 Memorial' located at the dock in Cardiff Bay, from which this fateful expedition departed Wales, for the South Pole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/25/2012

last visited: 3/25/2012

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Antarctic Points of InterestScott of the Antartic - Cardiff Bay - Wales.

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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, departed from Cardiff Bay in the vessel SS Terra Nova but the expedition ended tragically and never returned.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2012

last visited: 8/18/2013

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