The South Pole Traverse has no paved roads. To construct the route, engineers leveled mounds of snow and used explosives (here) to remove snow bridges over deep crevasses. The crevasses are then filled, allowing safe travel.

Photograph by Paul Thur, National Science Foundation

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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.