Amundsen/Gjoa northwest passage expedition 1903-06
- first successful expedition to reach the South Pole - 1910-11
One of the first
party of men
to reach the South Pole
the time one the world's most talented (non Inuit) dog drivers.
Hanssen had his Mate's certificate and could navigate
Landmarks named after Helmer Hanssen
Description: An ice-covered mountain distinguished by a sharp
peak, 3,280 m, standing at the southernmost point of Rawson Plateau
in the Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered by Capt. Roald Amundsen
while enroute to the South Pole in November 1911.
Variant Name(s) - Mount Helmer Hanssen