pole of inaccessibility


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pole of inaccessibility

[′pōl əv ‚in·ak‚ses·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(geography)
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Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place in the Polar Regions, yet to be reached by mankind.
The Pole of Inaccessibility on Antarctica is defined as the point on the Antarctic continent furthest from the Southern Ocean.
In comparison, only six men have reached the Pole of Inaccessibility.
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.
Lee Edgington, of Newtown, has been selected to try to be the first to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
They also reported that a bust of Lenin, left by Russians at Antarctica's Pole of Inaccessibility in 1958, was still in place.
Three explorers have been attacked by a gang of birds who bombarded them with vomit on a trek to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica.
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.