Sunday, January 21, 2007

Southern Pole of Inaccessibility and Surprises

The Southern Pole of Inaccessibility is a point in Antarctica furtherest away from the oceans. The point is 545 miles away from the South Pole and 12,198 feet above sea level. It has only been visited by man twice by two Soviet expeditions in the 1950s and 1960s.

However, a joint British and Canadian team has reached the pole! Reports are that it is cold, very cold there. In surprising news the team was greeted upon their arrival by a six and a half foot statue of Vladamir Lenin! The statue was erected by the Soviet teams along with a visitor center which was completely buried by snow.

To Catholicgauze, a journey through the southern continent capped off with a greeting by Lenin would be a "Planet of the Apes"-style shock.

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