Scott Island


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Scott Island

 

an island in the Pacific zone of the Southern Ocean; located about 600 km from Cape Adare, which is situated at the northeastern tip of Victoria Land. Scott Island is about 4 km long and 2 km wide. It is composed of basalts and is amost entirely covered with ice. The island was discovered in 1902 by W. Colbeck, captain of a ship on a British antarctic expedition, and was named in honor of R. F. Scott.

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Michelle, Marcus and I skied five lines on the south side of Scott Island that to our knowledge have not seen traffic.
Purists will tell you that the actual spot where the sun first hits the earth on 1 January 2000 will be somewhere in the Southern Ocean, north of Scott Island.
If you really want to be the first to see the sun rise in 2,000 you'd have to be in a boat in Southern Ocean, near Scott Island.