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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

who was the first man to lead an expedition to the south pole?

A party of 5 men led by Norwegian Roald Amundsen was the first expedition to reach the south pole on the 14th of December 1911.They had left around the same time that as British contingent headed by Robert Falcon Scott as part of the Terra Nova Expedition.But the arrived 5 weeks ahead of them.That in itself was an astonishing feat.
The Norwegian had achieved his feat through the old fashioned way.He snubbed scientific methods and instead relied on his lighter dog sleds,instead of horses and motorized sleds.He also favoured more appropriate clothing and equipmentand thorough preparation/organisation to achieve his aim.Another reason for his success was partly because