The first expedition to the South-Pole

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14 Dec 2016

Remembering the first expedition to the South Pole

14 December, 1911 was the first time an expedition successfully reached the South Pole.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and four others were the first to make it; the journey marked the first exploration by humans of the hostile conditions in Antarctica.

Five weeks later, a British party led by explorer Robert Falcon Scott also reached the pole, but died on the return journey.

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