Lella and Jacob's amazing race to the South Pole

  • Scott announces South Pole expedition

    Scott announces South Pole expedition
    Scott announced his second South Pole expedition.
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    Amundesn vs Scott the amazing race

  • Amundsen's ship

    Amundsen's ship
    Amundsen charters Norwegian ship Fram.
    Pretends to go to North Pole.
    Secretly pretends to go to the South Pole.
  • Scott's rushed preparations

    Scott's rushed preparations
    Scott sailed from England to New Zealand with three motior sledges, 19 Siberian ponies, 33 huskies and 24 men.
  • Amundsen leaves Norway

    Amundsen leaves Norway
    Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Fram.
    They took 16 men, 97 huskies, a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.
  • Amundsen challenges Scott

    Amundsen challenges Scott
    The Fram reached Madeira, Portugal.
    Amundsen sends telegram to Scott.
    States that he is going to the South Pole instead.
  • Scott leaves on the Terra Nova

    Scott leaves on the Terra Nova
    Scott and his crew leave NZ on the Terra Nova.
    3 days in they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 1 and a half days and nearly sank the ship.
  • Scott builds new quarters

    Scott builds new quarters
    Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked by ice so new winter quarters were built on Cape Evans.
    Next Scott organized depots and a phone line in less than a week.
    Amundsen took a good year to do the same.
  • Amundsen reaches Antarctica

    Amundsen reaches Antarctica
    Amundsen reaches Antarctica.
    He carefully docks at the Bay of Whales to set up base camp.
    He was 100km closer to the pole than Scott.
  • Amundsen sets off to the South Pole

    Amundsen sets off to the South Pole
    Amundsen and his team of five men and fifty-two dogs set off from the Bay of Whales.
    They travelled 32 km per day
  • Scott leaves for the South Pole

    Scott leaves for the South Pole
    Scott and his crew leave for the South Pole with 14 men on two motor sleds, 10 ponies and two dog sleds.
    Scott decided that they would ride the ponies and motor sleds until they got tired and could go no further, they would then haul their supplies by foot.
    The motor sleds soon broke down and the ponies kept sinking through the ice and snow.
    The weather was miserable with blizzards.
  • Amundsen reaches last depot

    Amundsen reaches last depot
    Amundsen and his crew reach their last supply depot 772 kilometres from the Pole.
  • Amundsen creates new supply depot

    Amundsen creates new supply depot
    Amundsen and his crew create a new supply depot for their return journey.
    They had 42 dogs left to pull four sleds.
  • Amundsen explores Mt Maud

    Amundsen explores Mt Maud
    It took them 10 days to climb a 3000m mountain glacier in very good weather.
    They named it Mt Maud.
  • Scott shoots ponies

    Scott shoots ponies
    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.
  • The team reach the South Pole

    The team reach the South Pole
    The team reach the South Pole.
    It was a glorious moment for Norway.
    They had 17 dogs and three sleds left.
    Over three days theyskied over a sixteen kilometre radius from the South Pole.
    Only then did they plant the Norwegian flag.
  • Scott chooses people to accompany him

    Scott chooses people to accompany him
    Scott chose fellow explorers, Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him for the rest of the way.
  • Scott reaches the South Pole

    Scott reaches the South Pole
    Scott and his exhausted, starving crew reach the South Pole, only to find that Amundsen had beaten them by 33 days.
  • Amundsen and crew reach the Bay of Whales

    Amundsen and crew reach the Bay of Whales
    They returned to the Bay of Whales happy and healthy.
  • Evans dies

    Evans dies, delirious.
  • Arriving in Hobart

    Arriving in Hobart
    They arrived in Hobart to announce victory.
  • Oates dies

    Oates limped out of the tent in a raging blizzard.

    His last words were "I'm just going outside and may be some time".
  • Scott's second last diary entry

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

    Scotts last diary entry
    "For God's sake look after our people."