Amundsen continued his explorations in the Arctic becoming more and more interested in flying and airship travel. The Race for the South Pole - Amundsen and Scott.
South Pole, I Dedicate this Book. Uranienborg, August 15, 1912. Hassel in the Oil-store 368 Deep in Thought 372 Funcho 372 The Loaded Sledges in the Clothing Store 374 Sledges Ready for Use Being Hauled Out of the Store-room 374 At the Depot in Lat. 80° S. 384 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News. Some of the Land Party in Winter Costume 390 General Map of the South Polar Region At end of Volume. On February 10, 1911, we started for the South to establish depots, and continued our journey until April 11.
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Roald Amundsen was my childhood hero. I’ve read many books about him, but never before anything written by him. I guess that’s because biographers and historians have portrayed him as a great explorer, an enigma of a personality and not much of a writer. Imagine my surprise when I realized that his narrative was endearingly charming, witty, and self-deprecatingly humble.
Amundsen’s preparation for Polar exploration began in his youth, when he took to sleeping with his window open .
Amundsen’s preparation for Polar exploration began in his youth, when he took to sleeping with his window open during the winter to accustom himself to the cold. A Day at Framheim IX. The End of the Winter X. The Start for the Pole XI. Through the Mountains XII. At the Pole XIII. The Return to Framheim XIV. Northward XV.
by Arthur G. Chater, Roald Amundsen. Roald Amundsen's "The North-West Passage": Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjoa," 1903-1907. Volume 2. Roald Amundsen. Contents of Vol. I. Chapter Page.
Chapter Page X. The Start for the Pole 1 XI. Through the Mountains 41 XII. At the Pole 107 XIII. The Return to Framheim 135 XIV. Northward 176 XV. The Eastern Sledge Journey 204 By Lieutenant K. Prestrud XVI. The Voyage of the "Fram" 280 By First-Lieutenant Thorvald Nilsen I. From Norway to the Barrier 280 II. Off the Barrier 290 III. From the Bay of Whales to Buenos Aires 294 IV.