Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

South Pole 2009 Pin
  • South Pole 2009 Pin

This item is currently back ordered and is expected in stock by June 30.

  • 1 1/8 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Military clutch back
  • Mounted on story card
Place Name: South Pole 2009
Elevation: 9300 ft.
Coordinates: 90° South
Location: Antarctica
Each January first, the position of 90 degrees South is determined and marked with a large marker of a unique design. And each year, day by day, the marker is carried away by the movement of the glacial ice cap.
The marker for 2009 is a very special. A brass sphere representing the globe sports an aluminum shelf at latitude zero. The globe features the Antarctic continent overlaid in aluminum and the pole is represented by a brass ball. The top half of the globe is hinged and the cavity will be filled with mementos and artifacts from the winterover crew.