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Amundsen's South Pole expedition

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14th December 1911: Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole

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Roald Amundsen- Journey to the South Pole

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Celebrating 100 years: Roald Amundsen's South Pole Expedition 1911

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Glory and Death: Amundsen and Scott's Race to the South Pole

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1911: The Race to the South Pole - 20th Century Almanac

The first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He and four others arrived at the pole on 14 December 1911, five weeks ahead of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott as part of the Terra Nova Expedition. Amundsen and his team returned safely to their base, and later knew that Scott and his four companions had died on their return journey.
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    • Background 

    • Preparation 

    • First season, 1910–11 

    • Second season, 1911–12 

    • Aftermath