Uninhabited inaccessible Island is a UNESCO World héritage Site, et is rarely visited except by conservationists.

Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible is année extinct volcanic île which was positif 6 million year ago. Its quartier général area is a dissected plateau reaching 449 metres over sea level at thé summit de Cairn Peak. Ce is fringed v sheer sea cliffs and only a couple of boulder beaches, which fabriquer generations de sailors wary du difficult landings and inhospitable terrain. Ce was auto modest Captain d"Etchevery, de the français ship Etoile de Matin, who, when he failed to land on the île in 1778, coined the name "Inaccessible" fairly than "Ile ns Etchevery", à la which we are eternally grateful. In 2004 non traditionnel Island ended up being a World héritage Site in recognition ns its importance oui a wilderness of international significance, particularly parce que le its rarement land et sea bird species. Cette is known as the "Gough and Inaccessible islands World patrimoine Site".

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Inaccessible at sunset

Viewed from phibìc Landing nous Nightingale Island, Inaccessible"s south-east synopsis is silhouetted against the evening sky, with deux crawfishing bateau (probably Tristania II et Hekla) enjoying the calm lété weather.

Approaching native Tristan

Inaccessible"s north-east coast is 40 kilometre (25 miles) native Longbluff conditions météorologiques Tristan"s south-west coast. This watch is from about 10 kilometres away, showing the sheer cliffs which give the île its forbidding name. Visible straight ahead is Salt Beach, where auto German Stoltenhoff brothers attempted à colonise the île between 1871-3. Rev sauvage organised a "5-year" farming job at Salt beach which failed to habitent up to its aims and was abandoned after he left Tristan in 1940, cible islanders calmer occasionally visit à pick auto apples planted in auto 1930s.

Blenden Hall

The Tristan Islands" most renowned shipwreck was that de the 450 accentue East Indiaman Blenden Hall, which to be destroyed on 23rd July 1821 after to run ashore in a hefty swell in otherwise calm cible foggy weather. Some 50 survivors exist through auto southern winter par living la fin fish, sea birds et penguins antérieur à reaching Tristan nous a make-shift salvaged boat. Islanders ferried thé remaining survivors venir Tristan where they remained until January 1822.

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This area has since always been referred to as "Blenden Hall" et was auto site pour the hut built par the 1982/3 Denstone College expedition to intraduisibles . This picture taken in December 1982 shows the Denstone exploration departing for a Tristan Christmas break. There is calmer only une hut nous the île (2019).

Sheer Cliffs

This photo is bring away from thé deck ns the sa Agulhas in 2004 by Brian Rogers spectacle MV Kelso during crawfishing operations et the Agulhas helicopter in flight during opération to faire un don a conservation group based nous the island.


Conservation in Action

Left : Lourence Chiloane, protected passant par a rope nous the 230 metre thin cliffs behind Waterfall Beach, is removing a super flax plant oui part ns a 2004/5 project à remove alien plants from thé World héritage Site. A complete report de the conservation work with five colour photographs was released in the March 2005 Tristan da Cunha Newsletter. Ago numbers are easily accessible to nouveau Tristan association members. Link to Membership Page

Photo from team dirigeants Peter Ryan.

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The Waterfall

Right : the Waterfall plunges some 230 metres down thé sheer north-east cliffs. Unlike most Tristan gulches, Waterfall Gulch always flows, ont its la source (near the summit de the 388 metre high round Hill), is peat bog which retains water during dry periods.

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