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true north

the direction from any point along a meridian towards the North Pole

true north

[′trü ′nȯrth]
(navigation)
The direction of the north geographical pole.
The reference direction for measurement of true directions.

true north

The direction from an observer’s position to the geographic north pole.

true north

The direction from an observer's position to the geographical North Pole. It is the north direction of any geographical meridian.
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Following in the footsteps of great explorers and adventurers, the Amazu Family reached the Geographic North Pole to launch their philanthropic foundation Challenge 100 and remember the abducted girls of Chibok, Nigeria.
The Cypriot had his photo taken after the race at the Geographic North Pole, where he added a road sign informing passersby that the island's capital Nicosia is only 6,098km 'that way'.
The challenge follows the success of the charity's 2011 expedition, in which Captain Hewitt and three other disabled soldiers became the first team of unsupported war-wounded amputees to reach the geographic North Pole.
Harry already has a close connection with Walking With The Wounded as he was patron of its successful bid to get a group of unsupported amputees to the geographic North Pole by foot.
Harry already has a close connection with the charity as he was patron of its successful bid to get a group of unsupported amputees to the geographic North Pole last year.
Harry's Arctic Heroes (BBC1, 9pm) Prince Harry and four disabled Afghanistan veterans have been dropped by helicopter 160 miles from the geographic North Pole and as temperatures drop to as low as -50uC they have the gruelling task to complete their 200-mile trek, which at times can be painful viewing.
The odyssey started in December and is a sevenmonth expedition to climb the highest summits on each of the world's continents and venture to the South Pole and geographic North Pole.
If he is successful he will become the first ever person to stand on the continental summits and all three poles - the South Pole, the Geographic North Pole and the summit of Everest - in the same calendar year.
Land Rover MENA, in partnership with its UAE importer Al Tayer Motors, is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the first Emirati female and UAE National, Elham Al-Qasimi, as she attempts an unassisted and unsupported expedition to the Geographic North Pole this April 2010.
Magnetic north is the place compass needles actually point to, and is near the geographic North Pole but not quite in the same spot.
In April 1909, American explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson led the first successful expedition to the geographic North Pole.

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