South Pole

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Standing on earth's bottom

Adventure travelers who have had the good fortune of obtaining permission to visit this famous destination were understandably thrilled to have been able to experience standing over the world's southernmost point.


The South Pole is sometimes marked by a red and white striped post (see photo on previous page).

Fast circumnavigation

If a visitor walks around that marker, he can rightfully claim that he went around the world in just several seconds.

Marker becomes inaccurate

It has to be moved occasionally to stay accurate. The icecap in which the post is inserted slowly but surely edges toward the sea.


It lasts up to 24 hours in the southern hemisphere summer (peaks on December 22). In deep winter (peaks on June 22), the sun never rises.

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