Auroras Adventure to the South Pole - V2
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Guess what? I’m going to the South Pole! Amazing huh? Mum has been planning to go for ages, and I found out at Christmas that I would be going with her! I decided I should keep a diary of the trip - one day I might be a famous explorer, and then everyone will want to read about my first journey. We don’t leave for a couple of weeks, so until then I’ll just write a little each day to get in the habit of keeping a diary. It’s so exciting!!! Oooh – I just realised that some people might not know where the South Pole is. I know, because Aunty Bee has been to Antarctica before, and she explained all about the South Pole to me. There are actually two South Poles – the magnetic pole, and the true pole. We’re going to the true pole, which is at the bottom of the world, kind of in the middle of Antarctica. The magnetic pole shifts, and is in the sea at the moment! Compasses point towards the magnetic North Pole (and away from the magnetic South Pole), but the line that connects them isn’t what the earth spins around. Instead the earth spins around a line between the true North Pole and the true South Pole – which is where I’ll be going!