Cape HornApprox. Time: 8 hours
Activity Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Located at the southern end of Chile's Horn Island, Cape Horn rises to a height of 424 m (1391 ft), above rugged landscape. It marks the southernmost point of South America and extends into Drake Passage, the antarctic strait connecting the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans.

The rocky terrain of the cape Storms, strong currents, and icebergs make passage around the cape extremely hazardous.

During the time of sailing ships, hundreds of vessels were wrecked while "rounding the horn."

The Dutch navigator Willem Cornelis Schouten, the first to sail around the cape (1616), named it for his birthplace, Hoorn, Netherlands.

Courtesy of the Chile Tourism Board