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Russian student of oceanography working under professor Bjørn Helland-Hansen.

Born in the Onega District, graduated from Archangelsk Marine College and then sent to Norway by his father to train as an oceanographer.

He lived in Tromso and Bergen before being invited by Amundsen to join his expedition in 1909, he was the only non-Norwegian.

In 1912 he was invited to be be captain of a an Arctic expedition led by Vladimir Rusanov which disappeared mysteriously near the coast of the Taimyr Peninsula.

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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912
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Scott and Amundsen: Last Place on Earth
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Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen
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The Last Place on Earth
Last Place on Earth (1994)
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Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic
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The Amundsen Photographs
The Amundsen Photographs
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Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922
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Roald Amundsen (In the Footsteps of Explorers): The Quest for the South Pole (In the Footsteps of Explorers)
Roald Amundsen
- The Quest for the South Pole. Ages 9-12
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Biographical information - This is a difficult area to research, I am concentrating on the Polar experiences of the men involved. Any further information or pictures visitors may have is gratefully received. Please email  - Paul Ward, webmaster.
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The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Expedition
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