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2011-01-18 00:00:39

January 17th marks the 99th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's bittersweet conquest of the South Pole. For the 100th Anniversary next year, Rick Sweitzer and his polar adventure company Polar Explorers plan to make the most of the South Pole Centennial with commemorative expeditions to the South Pole honoring Scott and Amundsen's achievements. Wilmette, IL (PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Rick Sweitzer of Polar Explorers always notes January 17th with something of a shudder. It is, after all, the...

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2010-12-01 09:42:17

Katherine Shirey, a high school physics teacher from Arlington, Virginia, has traveled to the ends of the earth to work on IceCube, the world's largest neutrino telescope made entirely out of ice. She has endured temperatures of -35 degrees Fahrenheit, 24 hours of daylight, and extreme altitudes all in the name of science. Students nationwide have been following Katherine's adventure through her blog. As the country's teaching ambassador at the South Pole, Ms. Shirey has posed and answered a...

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2010-10-31 08:20:00

An Indian mission leader said Saturday that the country will have its first scientific expedition to the South Pole on Monday to analyze environmental changes in the frozen continent over the past 1,000 years. Rasik Ravindra, head of the National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research, is going to lead the team of seven Indian scientists on the 40-day expedition from an Indian research base in the Antarctic to the South Pole. "No one has taken the route we will be taking to the South Pole,"...

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2010-08-26 06:47:16

Personal effects and science equipment belonging to a physicist who accompanied Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated expedition to Antarctica will be put up for sale in London next month, Christie's auctioneers announced Wednesday. Canadian scientist Charles Seymour Wright was part of the support team that set off with Captain Scott's 1910 expedition. Wright turned back after a year, leaving Scott and four others to continue to the South Pole. Nearly a year later, when Scott failed...

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2010-03-09 15:16:55

Iconic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station successfully deconstructed; sections may be reassembled at new Navy museum After more than three decades of service to researchers and staff stationed at the bottom of the world, the dome at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was deconstructed this austral summer. The dome provided a platform for countless scientific discoveries in astronomy, physics, climatology, and other fields, and it also provided a home away from home for the station's...

2010-02-15 13:11:00

STATE-OF-THE-ART COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Their lives exist around doing what seems impossible to others. Now, world record holding adventurers Ray Zahab of Chelsea, Quebec and Kevin Vallely of North Vancouver, B.C. are about to do it again. Beginning March 1st, the two men will attempt to run the 650-kilometer length of Siberia's frozen Lake Baikal in 10 days or less. They will run 60 to 70 kilometers...

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2009-12-21 09:25:04

The 40,000 'eco-tourists' who visit the South Pole every year cause enormous greenhouse gas emissions. The visitors to the snow-covered landmass are endangering not just the Antarctic region by their actions, but also the rest of the world. Dutch researcher Machiel Lamers has investigated the impacts of increased tourism on Antarctica and how this impact could be curbed. Tourism is a 'boom industry' in Antarctica. Where, a mere 20 years or so ago, just a few hundred tourists would set off...

2009-01-26 09:00:00

BORNEM, Belgium, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Project PROTECT 7-7 is nearing completion. The project is the brainchild of Antwerp (Belgium) art photographer Wim Tellier, who surprised the world in 2007 with his 600 square meter baby pictures in various large cities in the world and even on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. From January 26 through February 6, an art installation of 30,000 square meters will be installed in Antarctica, the coldest continent. Protect 7-7 is an...

2009-01-22 15:14:30

A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported. One of their first acts was to plant a Norwegian flag. The three-man British Team QinetiQ were 31.8 miles away from the pole when the Norwegians arrived. James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing champion, Ben Fogle, a TV...

2008-12-04 08:53:00

Award-winning ultra-runner and colleagues will run and ski over 700 miles to the South Pole in unsupported expedition HERCULES INLET, Antarctica, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Today renowned adventurers Ray Zahab, Kevin Vallely, and Richard Weber set out in the freezing cold and gale-force winds to trek across Antarctica to the South Pole - and you can follow along and wish them well in their journey. Ray and his colleagues will be blogging expedition updates on virtually a daily basis on their...


Latest South Pole Reference Libraries

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

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2009-05-14 17:45:56

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...

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