Explorers Reach Antarctica's "Point of Inacessibilty" & Discover Statue of Lenin

Lenine A team of Canadian explorers traveled for 47 days from the tip of Antarctica to reach the most remote point of its geographic interior -the "Pole of Inaccessibility" trekking through 250 kilometres – mostly by kiting, using giant kite-sails to pull attached skiers along snowy trails. When they reached the Pole, they were greeted by a surprising sight – a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin sticking out two metres above the snow. Lenin's statue was placed there by Russian explorers in 1958. A second Russian team returned there in 1967, but no one on Earth had returned to the site since.

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