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Scott VS Amundsen Race For The South Pole (Sunny And Harry)

  • Amundsen charter Fram

    Amundsen charter Fram
    Amundsen chartered the Norweigan ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, whist secretly planning for the South Pole instead.
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    Amundsen VS Scott

  • Robert F Scott

    Robert F Scott
    Scott announces his second South Pole expedition.
  • Scotts rushed preperations

    Scotts rushed preperations
    After very rushed preparations, Scott sailed from England to NZ with three motor sledges, ninetenn Siberian ponies, thirty-three huskies , and twenty-four men.
  • Amundsen and Crew

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

    Fram docked at Madeira
    Fram docked at 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.
  • Scotts Forward To the South Pole

    Scotts Forward To the South Pole
    They left NZ on the Terra Nova. Three days out, they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sank their ship.
  • Scotts old hut

    Scotts old hut
    Scotts'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. Amundsen and his team took a good year to do the same.
  • Amundsen and Crew

    Amundsen and Crew
    Amundsen and crew reached Antarctica. 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 pole than Scott's base camp, but it meant going over unknown territory.
  • Amundsen and crew continued

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

    Amundsen team
    Amundsen's team of five men and 52 dogs set off on their face 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 and his Polar team

    Scott and his Polar team
    Scott and his Polar team left on their race to the South Pole with 14 men on 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 sleds soon broke down and the horses kept sinking through the ice and snow the weather was miserable with blizzards.
  • Supplys

    Supplys
    They reached their last supply depot, 772 kms from the Pole.
  • Supply Depot

    Supply Depot
    They created a new supply depot for their return journey. They had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds.
  • Amundsen climbs mountain

    Amundsen climbs mountain
    It took them 10 days to climb an unexplored 3000m mountain glacier in very good weather. Amundsen named them after his Norweigan Queen, Maud. At the top, they took 18 dogs to go with them and shot the rest.
  • the shooting of the horses

    the shooting of the horses
    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.
  • VICTORY!

    VICTORY!
    The team reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment fro the men and Norway. They had 17 dogs and three sleds. First they set up camp, then over three days, they skied in a 16km radius from the South Pole point to make sure of the correct position. Only then did they plant the Norweigan Flag.
  • the choosing of scotts team'

    the choosing of scotts 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 four-man team.
  • five exhausted men

    five exhausted men
    The five exhausted and starving men reached at the 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.
  • Amundsens return journey

    Amundsens return journey
    They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.
  • The end of Evans

    The end of Evans
    A delirious Evans died.
  • Norway again

    Norway again
    They arived in Hobart, Tasmainia to announce VICTORY!
  • The end of Oates

    The end of Oates
    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard, sayin "I'm just going outside and may be some time." He did not return.
  • Death of Scott and crew

    Death of Scott and crew
    The blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from their next supply depot.
  • 2nd last entry

    2nd last entry
    Scotts second last 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 2 days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for 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 any things better 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 pity, but I do not think I
  • Scotts 2nd last entry cont. and last entry

    Scotts 2nd last entry cont. and last entry
    Can write more " R. Scott Last Entry. "For God's sake look after our people"
  • Discovery of scott

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