The team of wounded servicemen did, however, make it to the North Pole in 13 days, an extraordinary achievement.
Residents there proclaimed in 1927 that Santa could never live in the North Pole because his reindeer would never survive.
But he went on to navigate the Northeast Passage as well as reach the North Pole in a record-breaking flight at the age of 53.
|North Pole |
The northern end of the Earth's axis of rotation, located at 90° north latitude at a point in the Arctic Ocean. See more at axis.
|magnetic pole |
The spot on the Earth toward which a compass needle will point.
Note: The north magnetic pole is not located exactly at the geographic North Pole. Therefore, depending on where a compass is, its needle may not point exactly north.
Note: The variation between magnetic north and “true” north is usually shown on navigation maps as the “angle of declination.”