Members of the British Terra Nova expedition reached the pole a month after Amundsen. Here, they glumly pose with Amundsen's tent: Capt. Lawrence Oates, Lt. Henry Robertson Bowers, Capt. Robert F. Scott, Dr. Edward A. Wilson, and P.O. Edgar Evans. All men died on the return north.

Photograph by Herbert G. Ponting, courtesy Library of Congress

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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.