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Moving the South Pole

Duration: 01:36

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station stands on an ice cap, more than 3,000m thick. What few people realise is that this ice cap moves, at a rate of around 10m every year.

Every year, on new year’s day, the science team at the station have a ceremony to mark the moving of the pole, back to the accurately placed geographic South Pole. Dan Rees was there to take part.

Available since: Mon 5 Dec 2011


David Attenborough
Dan Rees
Executive Producer
Alastair Fothergill
George Fenton

This clip is from

Frozen Planet The Last Frontier

6/7 What draws humans to the coldest and most hostile reaches of our planet?

First broadcast: 30 Nov 2011

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