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Point Wild

Point Wild is a point 11 km (6.8 mi) west of Cape Valentine and 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Saddleback Point on the north coast of Elephant Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was named Cape Wild by the Shackleton Endurance expedition 1914-16, but Point Wild is recommended for this feature because of its small size and to avoid confusion with Cape Wild on George V Coast. It was named for Frank Wild, leader of the party from Shackleton's shipwrecked expedition which camped on the point for four months until rescued in August 1916.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Point Wild" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 61°6′S 54°52′W / 61.100°S 54.867°W / -61.100; -54.867

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