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Explorer Rae's Reputation Restored As Cannibalism Confirmed

Dr John Rae, one of Britain’s greatest Arctic explorers, whose name was discredited after claiming the crew of an ill-fated expedition to locate the North West Passage had resorted to cannibalism, has been brought in from the cold more than a century after his death. 302 more words


Roald Amundsen's Feeling for Snow

Have you been named after a hero, someone your parents admired? Or have you maybe named your pet after a personal hero? Roald Dahl the Welsh master of black humour was named after Dina’s hero Roald Amundsen by his Norwegian parents. 2,256 more words


Oslo - In search of Roald Amundsen - Part 3 - the National Library of Norway

Getting closer and closer to Amundsen!!!!

I was given the privilege of taking a close look at some of the holdings of the National Library of Norway. 1,028 more words


Leadership and management lessons from the first men to reach the South Pole

As I was watching Eight Below on HBO this afternoon (great film by the way), I started reading up on the first men who went to the ends of the world and was thoroughly impressed with the feats of the men who sacrificed life, limb, wealth, friendships, family and sanity in an era that was also considered the… 1,389 more words