Ceremonial south pole

The amazing race Polar Style by Ching and Jonathan

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    Amundsen vs Scott

  • Amundsen charters Fram

    Amundsen charters Fram
    Amundsen chartered the norwegian ship fram, pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, whilst secretly planning for the South Pole instead.
  • Scott announces voyage

    Scott announces voyage
    Scott announces his second South Pole expedition.
  • Scott sails to New Zealand

    Scott sails to New Zealand
    After rushed preparations, Scott sailed from England to NZ with three motor sledges, 19 siberian ponies, thirty three huskies. and twenty four men.
  • Amundsen leaves Oslo

    Amundsen leaves Oslo
    Amundsen and crew leave Oslo on the Fram taking 19 men, 97 huskies, a hut in sections and provisions for two years.
  • Fram docks in Spain

    Fram docks in Spain
    Fram docks in Madeira in Spain and sends a telegram to Scott that was going to the South Pole instead. The crew were excited to be challenging Scott's team.
  • departure of NZ

    departure of NZ
    Scott and crew leave New Zealand on the Terra Nova. Three days out they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sank the ship.
  • Ross Island trouble

    Ross Island trouble
    Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked by ice, so new winter quarters were built at cape Evans, also on Ross Island.
  • Amundsen and crew reach Antarctica

    Amundsen and crew reach Antarctica
    Amundsen and crew reach Antarctica. They carefully choose the Bay of Whales to dock their ship as it is blocked by the wind.
    It was also 100 kilometers closer to the pole than Scott's base camp, but it meant going over unknown territory.
  • Team builds framheim

    Team builds framheim
    The team builds the wooden hut they brought with them the Framheim. During the five months of winter, from April to September, nine men carefully set up three different depots, so they would not have to carry all their supplys.
  • The Adventure truly begins

    The Adventure truly begins
    Amundsens team of five men and 52 dogs set off on their race to the south pole. They travelled the most direct way, going over anything they came across, and travelled 32 kilometers every day.
  • Departure for the pole

    Departure for the pole
    Scott and his polar leave on their way to the South Pole, with 14 men on two motor sleds, 10 ponies and two dog sleds. Scott had decided they would ride motor sleds and ponies until they could go no further. The motor sleds soon broke down and the ponies kept falling through the ice and snow.
  • 772 kilometers from the pole

    772 kilometers from the pole
    They reached there last supply depot, 772 kilometers from the pole.
  • The new supply depot

    They created a new supply depot for their journey back. They had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds.
  • The climb

    The climb
    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 with them and shot the rest.
  • Disaster hits

    Disaster hits
    The tired, frozen and starved ponies were shot.The men had to pull their own sleds in deep snow. Some men were snowblinded and others fell through crevasses.
  • The South Pole Finally!

    The South Pole Finally!
    The team finally reaches the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for the men and Norway. They had seventeen dogs and three sleds. First they set up camp, then over 3 days, they skied for three days in a 16km radius from the South Pole to make sure of the correct position. Only then did they plant the Norweigan flag.
  • Selecting the A team

    Selecting the A team
    Scott chose fellow explorers, Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans andHenry Bowers to accompany him. The supplies had only been planned for a four man team.
  • Bay of Whales

    Bay of Whales
    They returned to the Bay of Whales again healthy and excited.
  • South Pole

    The five exhausted and starving men reached the South Pole only to find out Amundsen had already been there and beaten them by 33 days. Now they had to survive the way back to the base camp.
  • Evans

    A delirious Evans dies.
  • Hobart

    They arrived in Hobart to announce victory!
  • Oates

    Oates stumbled out of the tent during a rageing blizzard saying "I'm just going outside, I may be sometime."
    He did not return.
  • Blizzard

    The blizzard raged for eight days and took the remaing lives of the men just 18km from the pole.
  • Scott's diary

    Scott's diary
    Since the 21st we've had a continuous gale WSW and SW. We had to fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days. 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 don't think I can write more. For God's sake look after our people.