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Roald Amundsen was the first man to lead a successful expedition to the South Pole. Famously arriving about a month before Scott and his party that set out at around the same time. Amundsen used dog sleds, his party was well organised and well prepared with the primary intention of reaching the pole, rather than other exploration or discovery.

"The Fram under sail"
In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen

"In the absence of lady partners, Ronne takes a turn with the dogs"
In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen.

Crew of the Fram 1912, Amundsen centre with bowler hat

Crew of the Fram 1912
Amundsen centre with bowler hat

"Taking an observation"
In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen.

Roald Amundsen, Olav Olavson Bjaaland, Hilmer Hanssen, Sverre H. Hassel and Oscar Wisting by their South Pole marker tent and flag

South Pole marker tent and flag
Roald Amundsen, Olav Olavson Bjaaland, Hilmer Hanssen, Sverre H. Hassel and Oscar Wisting

"Taking an observation at the pole"
In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen.

Roald Amundsen and his dog team at the South Pole

Roald Amundsen and his dog team at the South Pole

"Polar transport"
i.e. by dog sled. In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen.

Frontispiece portrait of Roald Amundsen
In: "The South Pole", Volume II

Roald Amundsen aboard the Fram after his return from the South Pole

Roald Amundsen aboard the Fram
after his return from the South Pole

"Improvised sounding tackle"
i.e. using a hammer with line attached to sound through the sea ice. In: "The South Pole", by Roald Amundsen.

The South Pole party safely back aboard the Fram

The South Pole party safely back aboard the Fram
Roald Amundsen (centre with bowler hat), Olav Olavson Bjaaland, Hilmer Hanssen, Sverre H. Hassel and Oscar Wisting

Approximate bird's eye view
drawn from the first telegraphic account of Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition.

Chart of the immediate surroundings of the South Pole

Historical photographs on this page by permission of National Library of Australia or the NOAA

Roald Amundsen Books and Film

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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Roald Amundsen Prints

Roald Amundsen Norwegian Polar Explorer
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Roald Amundsen the First to Reach the South Pole
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Roald Amundsen the First to Reach the South Pole
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Roald Amundsen in the Cabin of His Ship Gjoa
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Amundsen and His Team at Hobart
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Amundsen and Others in Their Winter Quarters at Framheim
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Roald Amundsen Norwegian Polar Explorer
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Norwegian Explorer Roald Amundsen on Skis During South Pole Expedition
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Roald Amundsen, Fixing Position at the Pole,1911
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The 'Fram' Moored Near Roald Amundsen's House, 1912
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