Atlas of the World 8th Ed. physical map of ocean floor around Antarctica.

Map by National Geographic
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Shackleton Reaches South . . . But Not the Pole
Shackleton Reaches South . . . But Not the Pole Geographic History Article

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On January 9, 1909, a polar exploration team led by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton reached the farthest point south ever traveled by humans.

South Pole
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.