Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

South Pole 2005 Pin
  • South Pole 2005 Pin
  • 1 inch square
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Military clutch back
  • Mounted on story card
Place Name: South Pole 2005
Elevation: 9300 ft.
Coordinates: 90° South
Location: Antarctica
Each January first, the position of 90 degrees South is determined and marked with a five inch brass marker. And each year, day by day, the marker is carried away by the movement of the glacial ice cap. This year's marker is especially unique since it is not the typical disk. It is shaped like the continent of Antarctica. On it rests a beveled square suggesting elements of the south polar experience--the Austral sun, the moon, solar auras, sundogs and convergence.
Following tradition, the bottom of the actual marker is signed by those wintering over the previous year.