Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Conquest of the South Pole -- December 14, 2011

1000 years ago Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his team became the first people to reach the South Pole.  Making good use of dogs, both to pull sleds and to eat, and of skis, they made it safely there and back, unlike British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who arrived in January and who died with his team trying to return to his base.

I wrote about Amundsen in an earlier post:

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