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Roald Amundsen

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Find details about Norwegian Roald Amundsen who led the team to first set foot at the South Pole -- 90 degrees S in December 1911. His passion for exploring also took him to the North Pole -- 90 degrees N.
Roald Amundsen first reached the South Pole. The reason this is not well-known is because he did not want anyone to call him back. His traveling companions couldn't even send letters because he was afraid that it would betray where they were and someone would tell him to retreat. A good source to...
His Nationality is Norwegian
On their trip to the South Pole, Roald Amundsen's team encountered some bad weather. They wisely chose to rest in their tents, rather than exhaust themselves and risk frostbite slogging through the howling storm.
No that honour goes to Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal, on May 29th. 1953.   Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole beating Robert Scott's team by a matter of days.Wrong explorer - Roald Amundsen was in the antarctic and Sir Edmund Hillary was the...
Scott started at Cape Evens on Ross Island.Amundsen started at the Ross Ice Shelf at the same time as Scott.
Roald amundsen wanted to explore because he wanted to locate the south pole
July 16, 1872 when he explore the north pole and December 14, 1911he reach the south pole and the expedition has been review back in1910.
Roald Amundsen was a noted Norwegian explorer. He planned to be the first to the North Pole, but having been beaten by Frederick Cook and Robert Peary, he then altered his plans to make for the South Pole. He set out for Antarctica in 1910, and became the first to reach the South Pole on 14 December...
he travelled antarctica,the south pole and the north pole so all those icy places
he was afraid that Robert Scott would've defeated him to the south pole by getting there first
A noted Norwegian explorer.
His own dogs. The ones that survived at the end he treated them luxuriously for the rest of their lives
On December 14, 1911, Amundsen and his team of five arrived at the position of the South Pole.
antarctica the south pole. he just wanted to beat robert scott.
Roald Amundsen was born on July 16, 1872.
Roald amudsen childhood was better than most because e was an intelligant person who new what he wanted in life
I think the question should be why did Amundsen change his plans. He changed his plans at the last moment because of Peary's claim to have reached the North Pole in 1909. He did not inform anyone of his plans and was vilified for a while over it.
roald went to Antarctica to find the south pole.
Four : The North-West Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the ship "Gjoa" , The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" , The First Flight Across the Polar Sea and My Life as an Explorer .
Amundsen set sail in the Fram for the North Pole in 1910,  and while at sea, altered his destination to the South Pole.
freezing to death, no food, no shelter
Some food was powder milk, fresh frozen seal meat, buck, wheat  germ, butter, cream, cakes, tinned meats, tinned California fruits,  tracts, pudding, pies, pastries, seal steak, bread, whortleberry  jam, cheese, coffee, and staple beverage.
several thousand applied but only 15 lucky people got in.
he used to lick lollipops for a living then died licking A STRAWBERYY 1
Dogs, Inuit suit that was modified. check BBC's website, search exploration to the Antarctica
Roald Amundsen was Norwegian.
Amundsen spent several years in Antarctica, 1897-99, and again  between 1910-1912.
Roald Amundsen was Norwegian, from Fredrikstad.
Roald Amundsen led the team of people who were first to reach the  South Pole on December 11 1911
No. Amundsen purposefully trekked to the South Pole, to be the  first human to claim this feat. There is little evidence that his  team did any 'exploring' while they were on the continent.
Roald Amundsen left Oslo on the start of his Antarctic expedition on the 3rd of June 1910.
No, he was never married.
Norwegian Roald Amundsen led the first team to set foot at the  South Pole.
No, he was never married.
Rould Amundsen was born on July 15, 1872, and led the team of  explorers who first set foot at the South Pole in December 2010.
There were 5 in the mission: Amundsen, Olaav Bialand, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassek and Oscar Wisting.
Amundsen completed an expedition in 1906, and planned next to  'conquer' the North Pole. In 1909, he learned that the North Pole  had already been 'conquered' by Cook and Peary.   Amundsen decided to head for the South Pole, and learned Englishman  Captain Scott was planning a similar...
amundsen took 52 dogs with him to the south pole
Raoul Amundsen led the team of people who first set foot on land at  the South Pole in Antarctica.
he wanted to be the first man to discover antarctica
Roald Amundsen died on June 18, 1928 at the age of 55.
Cool Antarctica reports that there were 20 souls in that  expedition:   "Amundsen, Roald - expedition leader   Beck, Andreas - seaman and ice pilot   Bjaaland, Olav Olavson   Gjertsen, Lieutenant Fredrick - first mate.   Hansen, Ludvig - Seaman and ice pilot   Hanssen, Helmer  ...
he was a very brave man.
he had four children cause I'm doing a project on him and he had four children
The Gjoa Expedition, led by Amundsen, indeed found a passage by way  of the 'Baffin Bay, the Parry Channel and then south through Peel  Sound, James Ross Strait, Simpson Strait and Rae Strait'.   Because their ship had a shallow draft -- the route they took  proved not to be a commercial route...
Amundsen studied medicine until age 21, after which time, he  devoted his life to exploring wild and uncharted places on earth.
december 14 1911 is what i was told in geography but amundsens day is the 13th
Amundsen sailed a ship, the Fram, to Antarctica as a way to  transport his gear, equipment, personnel and supplies to  Antarctica.
Yes, Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole was supported by a crew of nineteen men, all personally chosen by either Amundsen or his mentor, Fridtjof Nansen, sailing on his ship Fram. Amundsen handpicked a party of five men to join him on his journey to the Pole. These men were Amundsen...
Nobody! He hosted his own expidition! Everybody knows that!
Amundsen's full name was Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen.
Roald Amundsen was the first person to Sail through the Northwest Passage.
Amundsen explored his whole life from age 21 until age 53.
Amundsen explored from the age of 21 until his death at age 53. His  expeditions are innumerable.
Nobody 'made Roald Amundsen die'. He died on a rescue expedition  when the rescue aircraft disappeared in the polar north. It was  never found, nor was any trace of the expedition, so the cause of  death may never be known.
Amundsen's first expedition to Antarctica took place in 1897 when he joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition as First Mate. This was the first expedition to over-winter in Antarctica.
because he made it to antarctica
  Roald Amundsen was 39 years old when he reached the South Pole.
Amundsen set off exploring at age 21 and he did so, actively until  he died at age 53. His departure dates depended on his destination.
Amundsen left a note in his Poleheim tent at the South Pole  indicating the position of his camp -- about 2,500 yards from the  mathematical pole.   Amundsen and his team spent seven days at the pole, taking sun  sightings with both sextant and theodolite to confirm their  position as 90...
Amundsen was a native born son of Norway.
Roald Amundsen's team spent 1910, 1911 and part of 1912 in  Antarctica. As well, Amundsen was also part of an exploratory team  in Antarctica in 1897-1899.
Amundsen first went to Antarctica as part of the Belgica Expedition  in 1898, which was the first expedition to over-winter on the  continent, their ship having been frozen into the sea ice.     The Belgica Expedition whetted his appetite for polar exploration,  and he returned in 1911 to...
Amundsen was partially sponsored by Norway, not Mexico.
Amundsen began exploring at the age of 21.
Even though Queen Maud of Norway was born into the British Royal  Family, there is no record that she influenced any awards from the  British to Roald Amundsen.   This avoidance could also have been influenced by Amundsen's  success at leading the team to first stand at the South Pole, a ...
Amundsen was a Norwegian, and it's possible that some of his  funding was from that country.
Amundsen's five-man team spent about a week at the South Pole,  taking navigational sightings to confirm their location as 90  degrees S. They used both sextants and theodolites for this work.The team spent about a week at that location, verifying with  navigational tools -- sextant and...
Depending on the source you query, he may be best known for his  exploratory expeditions where he successfully navigated the  Northwest passage; he led the team that first set foot at the South  Pole, and was the first explorer known to have stood at both the  South and North poles.
Amundsen was 53 years old in 1925, when he became the first  explorer -- uncontested -- to have set foot at both the North and  South poles.
He went in the southern hemisphere's Summer.
Since Amundsen led the team that first set foot at the South Pole,  you could say that they 'beat' everybody else to the South Pole.