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Shackleton's Intended Route
Shackleton planned to be the first person to cross Antarctica. He was headed for the area of Coats Land (in the Weddell Sea) when his ship got stuck in pack ice.

In Shackleton's original plan, once he reached Coats Land he was going to then strike out for the Ross Sea. Find Coats Land using the coordinates and then trace a path to McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea—going through the South Pole—to see the general route Shackleton was trying to take.
Position Latitude Longitude

Coats Land (Weddell Sea) 76°S 30°W
South Pole 90°S
McMurdo Sound (Ross Sea) 78°S 160°E

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