Race to the South Pole
at South Pole
has always striven to reach a goal. The earth's geographical poles are
such goals. In the Heroic Age, many strove hard for this aim, some even sacrificing
their lives, but few make it, and few make it first.
Here we examine the attempts on the South Pole, concentrating on the
successful attempts- Roald Amundsen's Fram expedition of 1909-1912 and
Robert Scott's Terra Nova expedition of 1910-1913.
Attempts on the South
Robert Scott's Discovery
expedition (1901-1904) FAILED
Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition (1907-1909) FAILED
Roald Amundsen's Fram expedition (1909-1912) FIRST
Robert Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1923) SUCCESSFUL BUT ALL
DIED ON RETURN JOURNEY
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