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The South Pole, Volume 2 An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912

By: Roald Amundsen(Author), AG Chater(Translated by)
552 pages, 56 b/w illustrations, 4 maps
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

On 14 December 1911, Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) and his Norwegian team became the first humans to reach the South Pole, a month before their ill-fated British rivals under the leadership of Robert Falcon Scott. Reissued here is the 1912 English translation of Amundsen's two-volume account of how this extraordinary and perilous feat was achieved. Illustrated throughout with illuminating maps and photographs, the text contains important details relating to matters of climate, equipment, diet, sledging and survival in forbiddingly cold conditions over uncertain terrain. Underpinning Amundsen's success, the use of dogs, skis and fur clothing made possible the dash to the pole and back without the loss of human life. While careful to present the expedition in the best light, Amundsen's work remains essential reading in the history of Antarctic exploration. Volume 2 covers the momentous journey to the pole and back, closing with chapters and appendices on nautical and scientific topics.

Contents

10. The start for the pole
11. Through the mountains
12. At the pole
13. The return to Framheim
14. Northward
15. The eastern sledge journey
16. The voyage of the Fram

Appendices 1-5
Index

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By: Roald Amundsen(Author), AG Chater(Translated by)
552 pages, 56 b/w illustrations, 4 maps
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