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14/12/1911 South Pole


The deadly race to the South Pole


The dangerous race for the South Pole - Elizabeth Leane


Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition 1910-1912 - Silent movie


14th December 1911: Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole


Race to the South Pole - The Incredible Journey

A team made up of Ronald Amundsen, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting and sixteen dogs reached the South Pole. They named their camp Polheim, meaning “Home on the Pole”. They left a tent with a letter stating their accomplishment. Thirty-three days later, the tent was discovered by the expedition of Ronald Scott.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Preparation 

    • First season, 1910–11 

    • Second season, 1911–12 

    • Aftermath