90 Degrees South Latitude

Clash, James M.
July 2006
Forbes Asia;7/3/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p68
The article presents a narrative of the author's experience in staying in South Pole. Winter temperatures in the area dipped to -117 degrees that when people inhale through their mouth, they can crack their teeth. It is considered the coldest, most lifeless place on Earth. The author joined a Ski the Last Degree expedition to South Pole. They flew to 89 degrees south latitude, then cross-country ski the remaining 70 miles to the pole. The members had to haul sleds that carried all their gear and food. INSET: Polar Car Pool.


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