What Parts of the World Have Never Been Visited by Man?

Although the highest mountain peaks have been climbed and the densest forests have been visited, there are still about 140,000,000 square miles of unexplored area on earth. Those miles are found on the ocean floor, with its winding valleys, towering mountains, steep canyons, and vast plains.

On land, there are still some remote areas that can be reached only on foot. Some of these as yet unexplored places are in the mountains of New Guinea and in the jungles of Africa and the Amazon.

Then, too, there are the colder regions still to be visited and explored. However, these regions, the Greenland icecap, northwest Siberia, and Antarctica, can only be reached by dog teams.

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14 thoughts on “What Parts of the World Have Never Been Visited by Man?”

  1. Hey, I am a photographer and explorer. I would be interested in taking this trip with you into the Amazon next year. Send me some more information about your plans and intent.

  2. i’m willing and enthusiastic about such Venture into the wild and dangerous unknowns. Hope we discover aborigines, with vast stack of wealth to mash and grab… haha

  3. Hey, i would love to trek through the amazon, how many of you are going? and when exactly? I was heading to central/south america around early Feb anyway.

  4. your one to talk when you spell Spelled as Spelt. Spelt is not a word you moron. So when yelling at someone about their grammar teach it to yourself first. So properly said it would be, ” To the guy who spelled Through wrong. It’s SPELLED THROUGH not THREW. BTW the dude who even said that is a douche who cares if he SPELLED (not spelt dumbass) it right. It doesn’t matter. You just are sad that the people on here are going through and making a difference and your sitting at home playing Computer games.

  5. Seriously, someone here is trying to find things in the world that are undioscovered..yet you’re all being “wanker’s”

    Why does it matter to you so much if someones English isnt as “up to scratch” as yours?

    You must not have anything better to do.

    For a start, if they are foreign, they may not understand the punctuation and spelling of different meanings.
    My point is, dont be so criticising, and focus on your own life not their’s!

  6. Okay people, stop arguing. It doesn’t matter. This happens on way too many threads. If someone on the internet is wrong about something or has bad grammar, it doesn’t matter. Don’t take it as a personal insult to yourself and feel like you have to prove them wrong. This is not the place to do it, anyway. Notice that no one has responded to the actual question (unexplored parts of the earth) since November of 2008. All the posts since that one, and a few before it, have been arguments about grammar. Seriously.

  7. Ah, getting in arguments about spelling/grammar on the internet, outside of scholarly discussion.

    Language, especially grammar, is in a constant state of flux. What was grammatically correct 20 years ago may now be deemed as archaic and no longer the socially accepted norm. There are many examples of things which are commonly said incorrectly if you were to use the grammar rules from a school book published 20+ years ago, but are entirely acceptable in the common speech patterns of today. Moral of the story, you can’t always follow what your mother/grandmother/Mrs. Johnson from 2nd grade English told you.

    The same goes for spelling. English is one of the absolute worst languages when it comes to spelling, for multiple reasons, one of which being that our language takes a multitude of words from other languages. We also sometimes just like to change how we spell the word when it comes across the pond. Look at British spellings of almost any word Americans would end in “or” (ie; color, armor, honor, etc.).

    Simply look at the word “through.” As was exemplified by the original commenter, the phonetic pronunciation of the word is a homonym. It could be “threw” or “through.” If one were perhaps speaking English as a second language, the first spelling which would come to mind would be “threw” as it is the phonetic spelling of the vocalized word. Silent K’s, GH/PH digraphs, short/long vowels, and a myriad of other “exceptions” make English a very difficult language to master.

    As for whoever said “spelt” isn’t a word, use a dictionary. Not only is it a word, it’s a word that has been around since before the 12th century (though not in this context). Many dictionaries do however define “spelt” as the past participle of “spell.” However, I’m sure you can find other dictionaries that do not define spelt as having anything to do with the conjugation of spell. What should that tell you?

    Linguists and etymologists cannot always agree on what the “proper” spelling or “proper” pronunciation of a particular word should be. Even when they do agree, revisit that word in 50+ years and their opinion may have changed completely.

    Study linguistics and it will make you laugh at those who laugh at others about their poor grammar/spelling.

  8. In before someone takes a dig at my own error, I used homonym inappropriately. “Through” and “threw” are actually homophones. My mistake.

  9. I’d be very interested in joining anyone planning to take a trip to a remote or mysterious destination in the future. Any one planning such a trip, be it the Amazon, or any other partially explored region of this planet, I would very much like to be a part of that.

    Anyone with information of such upcoming trips or treks can reach me at my email… [email protected]

  10. Are you a retard or something. That is not how to spell PEOPLE. Just because the letters sounds like the words doesn’t mean that you can just use the only letters that it sounds like. I agree that you can’t believe that PEOPLE can be lame… aspecially you.

  11. I want to go on adventure sometime, across Canada or iceland or greenland or norway or something, I wanna visit the forests but i dont know about the amazon.

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