Roald Amundsen

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Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)


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Joe McConnell from the Desert Research Institute in Nevada and experts from the British Antarctic Survey have lead a team of international scientist which have been involved in a study to prove that air pollution due to industrial activities reached the South Pole in the late 19th century, 22 years before Roald Amundsen reached it.
In much of the English-speaking world, Roald Amundsen [1872-1928] exists only as a counterpoint to a contemporary, the English naval officer R.
Although now a poet and creative writing professor at Vancouver Island University, Ruzesky was fascinated as a child by the Antarctic voyages of his distant ancestor Roald Amundsen, so 100 years after Amundsen's successful journey to the South Pole he set off himself, although admittedly in much more safety and comfort aboard the research vessel Polar Pioneer.
As a student of Arctic exploration, I was curious to read this book, wondering what more could be revealed about Roald Amundsen that had not come to light in other publications, including his autobiography (1927) and Tor Bomann-Larsen's Norwegian biography (1995).
A unique account--from the point of view of the pony--of what it was like to be part of Scott's expedition as they tried to reach the South Pole before Roald Amundsen.
He is actually named after famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
Scott's rival the Norwegian Roald Amundsen has only a brief mention
The pair started the new year racing to the pole in a challenge inspired by Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen in the Extreme World Races Scott/Amundsen Centenary Race.
1912: British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole - only to find Roald Amundsen had arrived a month earlier.
The pencil sketches record the devastating moment in 1912 the explorer and his team realised their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen had beaten them to the South Pole.
18), you read about how Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen raced across Antarctica to become the first person to reach the South Pole.
What continent did Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott explore?
A team of explorers--Norwegian Roald Amundsen, American Lincoln Ellsworth, and Italian Umberto Nobile--crosses the North Pole in a dirigible (balloonlike airship).
It also confirm our strong position as a world-wide supplier of drilling equipment systems," commented Roald Amundsen, president of Aker MH AS.
Permanent occupation of [Antarctica] did not begin until 31 years after Roald Amundsen arrived at the south pole in 1911.