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  • Roald Amundsen

    In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs). Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole, and they returned. In Amundsen's own words: "Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck." Short accounts by other members of the party are appended....read more

  • Robert Falcon Scott

    Robert Falcon Scott war bereits zu seiner Forschungsreise in Richtung Antarktis aufgebrochen, als der Abenteurer Roald Amundsen ihm in einem Telegramm überraschend mitteilte, daß auch er eine Expedition unternehmen werde, um als erster Mensch den südlichsten Punkt der Erde zu erreichen. Das vielleicht dramatischste Rennen der Weltgeschichte hatte begonnen. Denn schon bald sollte sich aus dem Duell der Pioniere ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit und den antarktischen Winter...read more