Cape Adare is not supposed to be a place you just point your ship at and sail to. When ice forms in the southern parts of the Ross Sea, it drifts north, hits the circumantarctic current, and piles up against this piece of land in a big jumble. The belt of ice can prove impassable even in the late summer, and ships normally enter the Ross Sea far to the east.
An account from Maciej Ceglowski’s crowdfunded trip to Antarctica:
I propose to take a 36-day voyage to the Ross Sea in Antarctica in February, 2016 and write a series of articles about the journey. For the past 13 years, I have written a popular-ish weblog at idlewords.com, and I know some of you have read and enjoyed my posts. Don’t try to deny it.