Often it refers to the most distant point from the coastline, implying a maximum degree of continentality or oceanity.
A field recording taken from inside The Fenton - Leeds 23/03/08". Side A of tape includes printed label featuring bandname and a design.
But determining how hard it is to actually travel to these locations is subjective, and although some of them are easy enough to visit, others are truly isolated from civilization.
The concept was first introduced by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1920) to distinguish between the North Pole and the most difficult-to-reach place in the Arctic. Thereafter, it has been widely used to refer to the place in Antarctica furthest from the sea (. Ramseier, 1966; Lambert, 1971; Bonner, 1987). The term is also used to refer to the place on Earth that is furthest.
Only one hut remains, along with a now-snow-covered bust of Lenin, which was deliberately placed to face Moscow.
It lies in northern China and is 2,645 km (1,645 mi) from the nearest coastline. It is located approximately 320 km (200 mi) from the city of Ürümqi, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert. The precise geographical point was reached on 27 June 1986 by Nicholas Crane and Dr Richard Crane. Nearby cities: Coordinates: 46°17'0"N 86°39'59"E.
Modern satellite data has confirmed that distance to be 1,008 km (626mi). Sir Wally Herbert claimed to be the first to reach it by dogsled in 1968.
This is due to a little Russian waterway known as the Gulf of Ob. The Gulf of Ob is a small bay that feeds the Ob River from the Arctic Ocean.
Often it refers to the most distant point from the coastline. The term describes a geographic construct, not an actual physical phenomenon. Subject to varying definitions, it is of interest mostly to explorers and adventurers.