Roald amundsen wearing furskins

Race to the South Pole By Hugh and Caelan

  • Amundsen chartered the Norweigian ship. Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, Whilst secretly planning for the SouthPole instead

     Amundsen  chartered the Norweigian ship. Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, Whilst secretly planning for the SouthPole instead
  • Scott Anonces his second South Pole expedition

    Scott Anonces his second South Pole expedition
  • Period: to

    Race to the South Pole

  • After very rushed preparations Scott sailed from England to New Zealand with three motor sledges, 19 siberian ponies, 33 huskies and 24 men.

    After very rushed preparations Scott sailed from England to New Zealand with three motor sledges, 19 siberian ponies, 33 huskies and 24 men.
  • Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Fram taking 19 men 97 uskies a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.

     Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Fram taking 19 men 97 uskies a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.
    Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Fram taking 19 men 97 uskies a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.
  • Fram docked at Madeira in spain and amundsen sent a telegram to scott that he was going to the south pole instead. the crew were excited to be challenging scotts team.

    Fram docked at Madeira in spain and amundsen sent a telegram to scott that he was going to the south pole instead. the crew were excited to be challenging scotts team.
    Fram docked at Madeira in spain and amundsen sent a telegram to scott that he was going to the south pole instead. the crew were excited to be challenging scotts team.
  • They left NZ on the Terra Nova. Three days out they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sunk the ship

    They left NZ on the Terra Nova. Three days out they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sunk the ship
  • Scotts 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. Amundsen and hi

    Scotts 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. Amundsen and hi
  • Amundsen and his crew reached Antactica. He carefully 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 100kms closer to the south pole han scotts base ca

    Amundsen and his crew reached Antactica. He carefully 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 100kms closer to the south pole han scotts base ca
  • Amundsens team buids a

    Amundsens team buids a
    wooden hut they bought with them wich they named the hut 'Framheim' (home of Fram) after thier ship. during the five months of winter, from april to September, nine men carefully set up three diferent depots so that they would not have to carry extra supplies on thier main expedition.
  • Amundsens team of five men and 52 dogs set off on thier

    Amundsens team of five men and 52 dogs set off on thier
    race to the south pole. They travelled the ost direct route , going over anything that got in thie way and travelled 32kms each day.
  • Scott and his polar team left on their race to the south pole with 14 men and 2 motor sleds Scott had 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 the way The motor s

    Scott and his polar team left on their race to the south pole with 14 men and 2 motor sleds Scott had 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 the way The motor s
  • Amundsens team

    Amundsens team
    reached thier last suppy depot, 772km from the sout pole.
  • They created a supply depot for the return journey.

    They created a supply depot for the return journey.
    They had 42 dogs to carry 4 sleds
  • It took them 10 days to

    It took them 10 days to
    climb an unexplored 3000m mountain glacier in very good weather Amundsen named them after his norwegien Queen, maud. At hte top they took 18 dogs to go on with them and shot the rest.
  • The tired,

    The tired,
    starved and frozen horses were shot. The men had to pull thier own sleds in deep snow. Some men were snow blinded and fell tow crevasses.
  • The team reached the south pole.

    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 the three days, they skied for three days skiing in a 16km radius form the South Pole point to make sure of the correct position. Only then did they plant the norwiegen flag.
  • Scott chose fellow explorers Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him The supplies had only been planned for a 4 man team

    Scott chose fellow explorers Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him The supplies had only been planned for a 4 man team
  • The five

    The five
    exhausted and starving men reached at the south pole, only to find that Amundsen had beaten by 33 days. Now they had to survive the journey back in bad weather.
  • They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.

    They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.
  • They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.

    They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.
  • Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying im just going outside and may be some time. He did not return.

    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying im just going outside and may be some time. He did not return.
  • Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying im just going outside and may be some time he did not return

    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying im just going outside and may be some time he did not return
  • The Blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from there next supply depot

    The Blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from there next supply depot
  • Scotts second to last diaey entry read:

    Scotts second to last diaey entry read:
    Since 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 ahve been ready to start for our depot 11 miley away but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift I do not think we can hope for much better things now we shall stick it out to the end but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far
    it seems a pitty but i do not think i can write more
  • Last entry:

    Last entry:
    For gods sake look after our people
  • They where not discovered until the next summer when the search party dug out their almost completely buried camp Among their possesions were 16kg of rock samples.

    They where not discovered until the next summer when the search party dug out their almost completely buried camp Among their possesions were 16kg of rock samples.