Google Doodle 105th anniversary of
1st expedition to reach the South Pole
Foi há 105 anos, no dia 14 de Dezembro de 1911 que , o explorador norueguês, chegou pela primeira vez ao Polo Sul. Ele e mais 4 homens.
Amundsen dogs expedtion
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Frederik A. Cook
Today marks the 105th anniversary of Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole. Known as "the last of the Vikings," Amundsen was a lifelong adventurer with a gift for organization and planning.
In honor of that achievement, Google celebrates it with an interactice Doodle that depicts the crew at the finish line, taking a moment to bask in the glory while the Antarctic wind whips outside their tent.
"Victory awaits him who has everything in order," wrote Amundsen, and his South Pole journey was the perfect illustration of that principle.
Roald Amundsen and his dogs
Amundsen's expedition party consisted of 19 people and nearly 100 Greenland sled dogs.
The dogs - along with the use of skis to cross treacherous terrain - were key to the team's success. And like their canine companions, the explorers knew that playfulness could help them endure the extreme conditions on the icy frontier.
While prepping from Framheim, their base camp in the Bay of Whales, the team maintained a sense of fun. They held guess-the-temperature contests, celebrated birthdays, and told stories.
Amundsen's fishing boat called the Gjoa.
However, when rival American explorers Frederick Cook and Robert E. Peary each claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909, Amundsen changed his plans and began to prepare for a conquest of the South Pole.
When a subset of the crew made the final trek to the South Pole in December of 1911, their camaraderie and careful preparation helped them win the race to "the bottom of the world."