Talk:South Pole Traverse

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Importance ranking[edit]

Demoting to High importance to Antarctica, as subject is clearly currently not yet truly extant. Importance may change upon completion of construction. John Carter 21:38, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Past tense[edit]

I noticed everything shifted to past tense -- does that mean anything was done with fiber cable? Somehow I doubt it -- that would have been a project costing hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars requiring dozens of traverses by caravans of snow-cats and specialized cable-placing equipment. --A. B. (talk) 20:17, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

WP HWY or WP USRD[edit]

Since this road connects two American research bases, should it not be tagged with {{USRD}} instead of {{HWY}}? --Admrboltz (talk) 20:17, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't WP:ANTHWY have a banner? Seriously though, an interesting question. Under what state or type would this fall for USRD? –Fredddie 20:26, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
There is {{User:ACBest/WikiProject Antartica Highways}}. :) If we retagged it to USRD, I'd leave it without a type or state, much like it isn't tagged for a HWY task force. Imzadi 1979  20:39, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


I reverted the assessment back to C-Class for now. There's still additional content that should be added to this article by integrating items from the Further reading section as full citations. As a second reason, we have uncited material in the body of the article, including one item with an explicit "[citation needed]" tag present. This article has been on my to-do list for some time, and I will get back to it. Imzadi 1979  05:12, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Distance markers[edit]

Do the flags that mark the route have any distance markings, e.g. "Mileposts", so the drivers know the rate of progress and can give their location if they have distress? I suppose they might simply use GPS to plot the location, perhaps customized navigators that have the route coded into them. GBC (talk) 18:15, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


Retarding this revert, obliviously this highway isn't in "mainland" New Zealand, but it is in Ross Dependency. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 01:26, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

The category is called "Roads in New Zealand", and since as I understand, no part of Antarctica is in New Zealand, Ross Dependency or not, the category isn't appropriate. Imzadi 1979  01:45, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Also, regarding attempts to tag this article for WP:WikiProject Antarctica Highways, that isn't a serious or functional WikiProject. The banner isn't appropriate, sorry. Imzadi 1979  23:37, 28 June 2013 (UTC)


The article says the route was completed in 2007, but an NOAA photograph exists from November 1978 showing a black version of a U.S. Route 1 shield. From the NOAA album, the photo seems to be on the McMurdo-South Pole Traverse. Any ideas? 2606:A000:83D0:7F00:F556:BA52:90B4:4E66 (talk) 23:53, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

You're referring to this image, I think. I don't see anything at the album that would indicate it's not just a joke placed by one of the people stationed there. ☆ Bri (talk) 00:05, 28 January 2018 (UTC)