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The Fram Museum, Oslo

I’d heard good things about the Fram Museum so it was one of the museums I definitely wanted to visit. The highlight is of course the Fram itself – which among other voyages lead Roald Amundsen to become the first person to reach the South Pole. 201 more words

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Portrait photograph of Roald Amundsen; ca. 1907

Roald Amundsen led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on December 14th, 1911.

In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole. 33 more words

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Well planned hiking or unplanned adventures

The wife and I have a lot of common interests, and one of the main things we like doing together is hiking. We are both control freaks, and love the whole process of planning the hike, packing our stuff into our backpacks, double-checking that we brought everything, and being really satisfied when we reach our goal knowing that we have completed a perfectly planned hike. 520 more words

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Crystal Cruises To Return To The Northwest Passage

The world’s most awarded luxury cruise line will return to the legendary Northwest Passage in August 2017.

Beginning August 15, 2017, Crystal Cruises’ award-winning ocean ship, Crystal Serenity, will sail a 32-day expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean from Anchorage/Seward, Alaska to New York City via the legendary route (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle), first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen more than 100 years ago. 237 more words

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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1912: Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole.

FROM POLES TO TELEPHONES

March 7th in history:

On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words

Today In History

An Antarctic legacy

After 913 miles, 71 days, blizzards and experiencing headwinds and temperatures of -44c, Henry Worsley collapsed inside his tent. “With over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey’s end – so close to my goal.” 331 more words

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