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14/12/1911 South Pole

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.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Preparation 

  • First season, 1910–11 

  • Second season, 1911–12 

  • Aftermath