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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Don’t go for the pole position

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"We want other governments to get the word out that people should not simply show up at the South Pole."

EVAN BLOOM, A State Department official, on the prospect of tourists and adventurers making their own journeys to honor the arrivals 100 years ago of Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen.

“Those people who do arrive, we don’t really have a process for them other than letting them know that they are at the pole, that this is a U.S. station, and we’re not able to provide them with any amenities,” said Peter West of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/16pole.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha3