Anniversary of First Expedition to South Pole

Posted by on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December 14 marked the 105th anniversary of first expedition to reach the South Pole.

Roald Amundsen set out with an expedition party of 19 people and nearly 100 Greenland sled dogs.

While prepping from Framheim, their base camp in the Bay of Whales, the team maintained a sense of fun. They held guess-the-temperature contests, celebrated birthdays, and told stories.

When a subset of the crew made the final trek to the South Pole in December of 1911, their camaraderie and careful preparation helped them reach the bottom of the world.

The Team

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