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  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen charted the Norwegian ship the Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expidition, whilst secretly planning for the South Pole instead.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Scott announces his second South Pole expedtion.
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  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    After very rushed preperations, Scott sailed from England to N.Z with three motor sledges, 19 Siberian ponies, 33 huskies and 24 men
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Fram taking 19 men, a hut in sections, provisions for 2 years and 97 huskies.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Fram docked at Madeira in Spain and Amundsen sent a telegram to Scott that he was also journeying to the South Pole. The crew were excited to be challenging Scott.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Robert's crew left NZ on the Terra Nova. Three days out, they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sank the ship
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked by ice, so new winter quarters were built at Cape Evans, also on Ross Island. Next Scott organised the setting up of depots and a telephone line between Cape evans and hut Point in less than a week. Amudsen and his team took a good year to do the same.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen and crew reached Antarctica. He carefully chose th Bay of Whales (Ross Ice Shelf) to set up their base camp, and dock the Fram. He cjose it because it was blocked from the wind and had a stable shoreline. It was also 100kms closer to the Pole than Scott's base camp, but it meant going over unknown territory.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    The team built the wooden hut they bought with them which they named Framheim (home of Fram) after the their ship. During the 5 months of Winter, from April to September, 9 men carefully set up 3 different depots so that they would not have to carry extra supplies on their main expedition.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen's team of 5 men and 52 dogs set off on their race to the South Pole. They travelled the most direct route, going over things that got in their way, they got to travel 32 kms each day.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Scott and his Polar team left on their race to the South Pole with 14 men on 2 motor sleds, 10 ponies and 2 dog sleds. Scott decided that they would ride motor sleds and ponies until they could go no further and then haul the supplies by foot for the rest of they way. The motor sleds soon broke down and the horses kept sinking through the ice and sonw. The weather was miserable with blizzards.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen reached their last supply depot, which was 772 kilometres from the South Pole
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    Amundsen and crew made a new supply depot for the return journey. They had 42 dogs left to pull their 4 sleds
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    It took five days to climb an unexplored 3000m mountain glacier in excellent weather. Amundsen named it after their Norwegian Queen Maud. At the top, they took 18 dogs to go on andshot the rest
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    They reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for the men and Norway. They had 17 dogs and 3 sleds left. They first set up camp, then over three days they skied in a 16 kilometres radius from the South Pole point ot make sure of the correct position. Then they planted the Norwegian Flag
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    The tired starved and frozen horses were shot. the men had to pull their own sleds in deep snow. Some men were snow blinded and some fell down crevasses.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Scott chose fellow explorers, Edward wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him. The supplies had only been planned for a four man team.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    The five exhausted and starving men reached South Pole, only to find that Amundsen had beaten them by 33 days. Now they had to survive the journey back to base camp in bad weather.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen
    The team returned to the Bay of whales, healthy and excited.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    A delirious Evans died.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen and team arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Oates limped out of his tent during a blizzard, saying"I'm going outside and I may be some time." Oates did not return.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    The blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from their next supply depot.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Scott's second last diary entry read:
    "Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale WSW and SW. We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far.
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert F. Scott
    Robert's last entry read:
    " For god's sake look after our people."
  • Robert F. Scott

    Robert's team were not discovered until the next summer when their search party dug their almost completely buried camp. Along with them are 16kg of rocks.