The man literally has left a trace in every corner of the earth. But adventurers continue to tear to discover new places. You will find peace and tranquility if you are walking through the Dolomites or in kayaking in Sweden. Nevertheless, the civilization is always a few kilometers away.
The question that plagues scientists is: Is there such a place on earth that it is so distant and inaccessible that so far no one has noticed it?
Geography has a term for such places – inaccessible poles.
“An unreachable pole denotes a place that is most difficult to arrive due to the distance of the geographical distance,” explains the geological survey of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
They are usually continental or oceanic points. Continental poles are terrestrial parts farthest from the coast. Such as the Eurasian inaccessible pole in the desert of northwestern China, on the border with Kazakhstan.
The Ocean equivalent is Point Nemo in the South Pacific. It’s a point nearly 2,700 kilometers away from the nearest land, the island of Pitcairn.
The world’s outermost island is the uncultivated Bouvet in the south of the Atlantic Ocean and is owned by Norway since 1930.
The island, unfortunately, can’t offer a lot of adventurers who are eager for an escape from civilization. Due to bad weather, the island is home to lichens, moss, and fungi that grow on parts that are not frozen. Animals can be found in albatrosses, royal penguins, and other birds that can tolerate low temperatures.
But is there a place where the man has not yet stepped aside? The human species has changed the Earth. We leave traces almost everywhere, says Reinhold Leinfelder, a geobiologist at the University of Berlin.