“…Shackleton later returned to Antarctica as leader of the British Antarctic Expedition (Nimrod Expedition) in a bid to reach the Pole. On 9 January 1909, with three companions, he reached 88°23? S ? 112 statute miles from the Pole ? before being forced to turn back.
The first humans to reach the Geographic South Pole were Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911.