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Cyprus

Cyprus

The Cypriot Point of Inaccessibility isn’t the best part of this beautiful island, but for pole hunters it can be found at: Latitude: 35° 2.2865‘N Longitude: 33° 14.5859‘E These coordinates were calculated by Chris Brown in September 2022. Mapped Location of Cyprus’ Point of Inaccessibility The Cyprus Pole of Inaccessibility lies in the northern part of the Greek section of Cyprus, between the A1 and E903. The closest villages are Politiko and Episkopeio. Whilst the precise location of the pole…

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Australian Pole of Inaccessibility

Australian Pole of Inaccessibility

The Australia Point of Inaccessibility is approximately 175km West Northwest of the town of Alice Springs in the Australian Northern Territory, using the Haversine formula to calculate the distance. By road, it is around 230km from Alice Springs, the ‘Capital’ of the Australian Outback, via the Stuart Highway, Tanami Road and Kintore Road. The exact location of the Australasian PIA is determined to be at: Latitude: 23°10.2’S Longitude: 132°16.2’E Distance from sea: 577 miles (928km) The coordinates were calculated by Garcia-Castellanos & Lombardo…

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Antarctic Pole of Inaccessibilty – First Expedition

Antarctic Pole of Inaccessibilty – First Expedition

Getting to the Antarctic Pole of Inaccessibility was always going to be a logistical challenge.  Where the main obstacles to achieving the African Pole were man-made, in Antarctica you are up against a more formidable foe in mother Nature. Planning the Antarctic Expedition The obvious place to start was by consulting an expert in the field, that being Patrick Woodhead the owner of an operating company in Antarctica called White Desert. Patrick, you may recall, was the person who first…

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African Pole of Inaccessibility

African Pole of Inaccessibility

The African Pole of Inaccessibility is one of the original The Seven Poles, and is situated in The Central African Republic. For all the other Poles we have taken the work of Daniel Garcia-Castellanos et al to be the definitive.  They calculated the African PIA to be at Latitude: 5°39.0’N Longitude: 26°10.2’E Distance from sea: 1,127 miles The African Pole of Inaccessibility lies in the south east of Central African Republic (CAR) near to the town of Obo and in the proximity of…

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Southern Pole of Inaccessibility

Southern Pole of Inaccessibility

The Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, in Antarctica, is one of the orignal The Seven Poles. The precise location of the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility is even more difficult to determine than most PIAs.  Apart from the usual topographical errors and accuracy of survey data, it is very difficult to determine the exact location of the ‘coastline’.  Movement of ice sheets, calving of ice shelves, snowfall, freezing and melting make accurate determination all but impossible. For all the other Poles we…

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