Mikkelsen Bay

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Mikkelsen Bay is a bay, 26.8 km (15 nautical miles) wide at its mouth and indenting 18.5 km (10 nautical miles), entered between Bertrand Ice Piedmont and Cape Berteaux along the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica in the Southern Ocean.


It was first seen from a distance in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, but it was not recognized as a large bay. First surveyed in 1946 by the BGLE under Rymill, and re-surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1948-1949. The name was proposed by members of BGLE for Ejnar Mikkelsen, Danish Arctic explorer and Inspector for East Greenland, 1944-1950.

Open Water Swimming

It is site of the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim organized by Ram Barkai of the International Ice Swimming Association on 24-25 November 2018.

Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim

Heading through the Southern Ocean en route to Antarctica to the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim

44-year-old Samantha Whelpton of South Africa successfully competes in the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim held on 24 November 2018 in Port Lockroy along the Antarctic Peninsula together with 41-year-old Alexander Brylin of Russia, 55-year-old Yunfeng Wang of China, 44-year-old Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, 52-year-old Paolo Chiarino of Italy, 54-year-old Andrey Agarkov of Russia, and 51-year-old Sergio Salomone of Argentina.
45-year-old Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, 46-year-old Diego López Dominguez of Spain, 42-year-old Wyatt Song of Australia, 42-year-old Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria, 25-year-old Victoria Mori of Argentina, 46-year-old Madswimmer founder Jean Craven of South Africa, and the 61-year-old International Ice Swimming Association founder Ram Barkai of South Africa completed the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim in Mikkelsen Bay in the Southern Ocean along the Antarctic Peninsula on 25 November 2018.

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