How Did Roald Amundsen Contribute To The South Pole
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Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian polar-explorer born to live a life of explorations. He is known as a the Norwegian national hero. He was born July 16th, 1872, in Oslo and died June 18th by the Arctic Ocean. With three older brothers, Roald Amundsen was the only one to not follow in their dads footstep and work with shipping. Before he started all his expeditions, he studied medicine, but his mother died when Amundsen was only 21 years old and as a result of that, he dropped out of med school. Roald was motivated by the famous Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who reached Greenland`s ice cap in 1888 on skis. After Nansen did that, Amundsen was fully committed to only focus on expeditions. Roald Amundsen was not one of the ordinary people, he was the first man to…show more content… However, Amundsen was the first man to reach the south pole. He has also done several historic explorations during his lifetime. For this paper, I will narrow it down to only focus on his most known expedition to the south pole that he led and also bring up a close friend from Norway that did the exact same thing as Amundsen, just 100 years later and compare them.
In 1910, after many years with preparations, Roald Amundsen left home and started his journey towards the south pole. However, his original plan was to reach the north pole, but as soon as he heard that Robert Peary had reached it, he was forced to change his plans and go for the south pole instead. Even though he had planned his trip carefully, the expenses were still very high and he had to go out in public in order to fund his expedition. After he made his plan public in 1908, he