When did Peary reach the South Pole?
Wrong pole, Peary went for the North Pole, which he claimed he
reached on April 7th 1909, a claim which is still disputed
Robert E. Peary is known for his exploration of the North Pole. He, Matthew Henson, and four Inuit were the first to reach the Pole. Although Robert E Peary was going to be the first person ever to make it to the North Pole, his toes became frostbitten and Matthew Henson was the first person ever to make it to the North Pole.
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 1911, beating British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Just a footnote. Had Amundsen kept to his original plan, he…
The first man to reach the north pole was an engineer in the American navy called Robert Edwin Peary,who reached the pole on April 6 1909 along with his employee Matthew Henson. The claim that Robert Peary was the first to reach The North Pole is still hotly disputed. The second man to the North Pole was Roald Amundsen, he failed being the first to the North Pole, so he tried his luck for the…