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pole of inaccessibility

[′pōl əv ‚in·ak‚ses·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(geography)
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Tell us more about your upcoming trip to the Pole of Inaccessibility.
The Pole of Inaccessibility on Antarctica is defined as the point on the Antarctic continent furthest from the Southern Ocean.
And his longest walk covered 3,800 miles, the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean - from Alaska to Spitzbergen, Norway, by way of the Pole of Inaccessibility and the North Pole.
Welcome to Svalbard, 600 miles south of the North Pole and the training camp for the last world-first in global adventure - the first expedition on foot to the Pole of Inaccessibility, the point of the Arctic Ocean ice furthest from any land and the remotest place on Earth.
Located more than 12,221 feet above sea level, the Pole of Inaccessibility was first visited in 1958 by Soviet explorers who reached the remote outpost in a convoy of snow vehicles.
It took the group 49 days to complete their journey from Russian scientific base Novolazarevskaya, located on the Antarctic coast, north-north-west of the Pole of Inaccessibility which lies 540 miles north-east of the South Pole.
In temperatures that dipped below -50C, they covered 1,000 miles to the Pole Of Inaccessibility - so called because it is further from the coast than any other point on the continent.
After more than a month battling temperatures as low as -52 1/4 C in the Antarctic, the trio from Gloucestershire trio are close to finishing the 1,032-mile journey to the Pole of Inaccessibility - the geographically most remote point nearest the South Pole.
The next one, a 78-day exercise in rescue technology, sets off in February 2005 and will largely be a solo expedition by leader Jim McNeil to the Pole of Inaccessibility.