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Ivan and melvin Antarctic race

  • Amundsen screat planning

    Amundsen screat planning
    1909, Amundsen chartered the Norwegian ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, whilst secretly planning for the South Pole instead.
  • Scott's second South Pole expedition

    Scott's second South Pole expedition
    Scott set for the South Pole
  • Amundsen set to south pole

    Amundsen set to south pole
    August 9, 1910 Amundsen and his crew lft Oslo on the Fram taking 1 men, 97 huhuskies, a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.
  • Amundsen 's call

    Amundsen 's call
    September 9, 1910, Fram dockeda Madeira in Spain and Amunsden sent a telegram to Scott that he was going to the South Pole instead.The crew were excited to be challenging Scott's team.
  • Scott left for the South Pole

    Scott left for the South Pole
    He left New Zealand on the Terra Nova. Three days later, they were hit by a ferocious gale.
  • Scott's base camp preparations

    Scott's first base camp was blocked by ice, so he had to build a new base camp.
  • Amundsen reaching Antarctica

    Amundsen reaching Antarctica
    January 14, 1911 Amundsen and crew reached Antarctica. He carfully chose the Bay of Whales (Ross Ice Shelf) to set up base camp and dock his ship, as it was blocked from the wind, and had a stable shoreline. It was also 100 kms closer to the pole than Scott's base camp, but it meant going over unknown territory.
  • Building

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

    Amundsen setting off
    October 19, 1911, Amudsen's team of five men and 52 dogs set off on their race to the South Pole. They travelled the most direct route, going over anything that got in their way, and travelled 32 kms each day.
  • Scott set off from base camp

    The motor sleds soon broke down, and the ponies kept sinking through the snow, so they had to haul the supplies by foot for the rest of the journey.
  • Amundsen Last supply Depot

    Amundsen Last supply Depot
    November 5 they reached their last supply depot, 772 kilometres from the Pole.
  • Amundsen's new supply depot

    Amundsen's new supply depot
    November 9, they created a new supply depot for their return journey. They had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds.
  • Amundsen's climbing day

    Amundsen's climbing day
    November 11, it took them 10 days to climbs an unexplored 3000m mountian glacier in very good weather Amundsen named them after his Norwegian Queen , Maud. At the top, they took 18 dogs to go on with them and shot the rest.
  • Amundsen reaching the south pole

    Amundsen reaching the south pole
    Friday December 14, 1911, the team reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for the men and Norway.They had 17 dogs and three sleds. First they set up camp, then over 3 days, they skied for 3 days in a 16km raduis from the South Pole point to makesure of the correct position. Only then did they plant the Norwegian flag.
  • chose 5 men who were to go with him

    The men were Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers. Unfortunately, the supplies were planned for a four-man team.
  • Scott reached the South Pole

    Scott and his men reached the South Pole, only to find that Amundsen had beaten them to there.
  • Amundsen's returning home

    Amundsen's returning home
    January 25th, 1912, they returnes to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.
  • Amundsen's home sweet home

    Amundsen's home sweet home
    March 7, 1912 they arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.
  • Oates died.

    Oates died.
    Oates thought that the men had a better chance of survival without him, so he went and killed himself.
  • Scott's last diary entry

    Last entry: For God's sake look after our people.
  • Scott's second to last diary entry

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