Antarctica, Jeff Shea at South Pole with Globe, 2001 - This is a photograph of me standing with the South Pole marker globe. Surrounding the globe are the flags of many nations, representing their prescence in Antarctica. This point is like the center of a pie, from which extends the territories of several countries. By walking around this globe, one has technically visited six Antarctic territories: Argentine, Australian, Chilean, French, New Zealand and Norwegian Antarctica. My understanding of the Club's interpretation of Norwegian Antarctica is that, since the southern border of Norway's claim is undefined, one may count the South Pole as having visited Norwegian Antarctica. I arrived at this conclusion after a judgment by the club was made following my query. This is important for Travelers Century Club members, as the club lists each as a separate country. What I do not understand is, since the USA has its base at the South Pole, why isn't there an American Antarctica on the Club's list? In the long run, the thrill of visiting the South Pole is reason enough to go there.
- Nation: USA
- ISO Province: Antarctica, Antarctica
- TCC Country: American Antarctica
- Place: South Pole
- Year: 2001
- File name: Antar,JeffSheaSouthPoleWithGlobe,2001.jpg