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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.
Expanded Description:
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 InterestRobert Falcon Scott - Oakley Street, London, UK

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This LCC blue plaque, to the Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, is attached to a house on the north east side of Oakley Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 12/11/2020

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Antarctic Points of InterestErnest Shackleton - Exhibition Road, London, UK

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This statue of Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, is installed in a recess on the Royal Geographical Society building on the west side of Exhibition Road, at the junction with Kensington Gore, in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: 4/13/2015

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Falcon Scott Statue - Europe - Waterloo Place, London, UK

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A statue to Robert Falcon Scott - Captain Royal Navy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: 4/5/2019

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Antarctic Points of InterestCrow's Nest of "Quest" -- All Hallows By the Tower, Tower Hamlets, London UK

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The crow's nest from the Quest, used by Sir Ernest Shackelton on his last expedition to Antarctica, on display in the Crypt at All Hallows By the Tower in London

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/9/2016

last visited: 9/14/2016

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Antarctic Points of InterestNational Maritime Museum - Greenwich, UK

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National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has interesting display of artifacts from Antarctic exploration.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2010

last visited: 7/15/2015

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Antarctic Points of InterestGrave of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Wheathamstead

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard accompanied Captain RF Scott on the Southern Polar Expedition of 1912. He did not get to the pole, as a result he returned and lived to write "The Worst Journey in the World".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestApsley Cherry-Garrard Blue Plaque - Lansdowne Road, Bedford, UK

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard was a member of Captain Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the Antartic and author of "The Worst Journey in the World". He was born at this location in 1886.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/1/2016

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestPolar Museum - Scott Polar Research Institute - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

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The Polar Museum as part of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University has displays for the exploration of both the north and south polar regions.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/10/2010

last visited: 12/23/2015

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Antarctic Points of InterestBritish Antarctic Survey - Madingley Road, Nr Coton, Cambridge, UK

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This is the location of the British Antarctic Survey which is one of the world's leading research centres.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/18/2009

last visited: never

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