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North Pole, northern end of the earth's axis, lat. 90°N. It is distinguished from the north magnetic pole. U.S. explorer Robert E. Peary was long generally credited as being the first to reach (1909) the North Pole despite Frederick A. Cook's prior claim (1908). In 1926, Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett may have been the first persons to fly over the pole, but entries in Byrd's diary suggest that they may have missed the actual pole; if so, that feat would belong to Roald Amundsen. The first overland expedition to have unquestionably reached the pole arrived in 1968; it was led by American Ralph Plaisted and traveled by snowmobile. See also Arctic, the.

See F. Fleming, Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole (2002).

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North Pole

North Pole Most northerly point on Earth; the n end of the Earth's axis of rotation, 725km (450mi) n of Greenland. Geographic north lies at 90° latitude, 0° longitude. The Arctic Ocean covers the entire area.

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North Pole

North Pole • n. see pole2 .

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