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Engineer - Amundsen/Fram - first successful expedition to reach the South Pole - 1910-12 Fram

A Swede, worked for the Diesels Moterer Co. of Stockholm Sweden, who helped design Fram's new engine.

"From the very beginning he had assisted in the construction of the Fram's motor, so that he knew his engine thoroughly. He treated it as his darling; therefore there was never anything the matter with it. It may truly be said that he did honour to his firm and the nation to which he belongs."

Landmarks named after Thorvald Nilsen

Feature Name: Mount Sundbeck
Type: summit
Elevation: 3030
Latitude: 86°10S
Longitude: 158°28W
Description: A peak, 3,030 m, standing 4 mi SE of Mount Stubberud on a ridge from the N side of Nilsen Plateau, in Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by USGS from the surveys and USN air photos, 1960-64. Named by US-ACAN for Knut Sundbeck, engineer of the ship naming preserves the spirit of Amundsen's 1911 commemoration of "Mount K. Sundbeck," a name applied for an unidentifiable mountain in the general area.

Variant Name(s) - Mount K. Sundbeck, Mount Knut Sundbeck

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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
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Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic
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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)
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