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14 Dec 2016

Remembering the first expedition to the South Pole

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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