British Capt. Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Capt. Roald Amudsen engaged in a "Race to the Pole" during the 1910-1911 polar year. The race typified the harrowing experience of polar exploration.

Map by Virginia W. Mason

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South Pole Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth. It is located on Antarctica, one of the Earth's seven continents.