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On 4 January 1909 Ernest Shackleton admitted defeat with the British Antarctic Expedition, and revised his goal to the symbolic achievement of getting within 100 geographical miles of the Pole.
The Nimrod expedition reached a farthest south latitude of 88° 23' S, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km) from the pole on the 9th January, 1909.

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The British Antarctic Expedition 190709, otherwise known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic  led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expeditions southern march reached a farthest south latitude of 88°23S, just 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the pole.
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