The Amazing race to the South Pole By Lauren and Millie

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    The amazing race to the South Pole

  • Amunsen charted his ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition

    Amunsen charted his ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition
    Amundsen chartered the Norwegian ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, whilst secretly planning for the South Pole insted
  • Scott anounces his second South Pole expedition

    Scott anounces his second South Pole expedition
    Scott anounces his second South Pole expedition.
  • Scott sailed to england to NZ

    Scott sailed to england to NZ
    after very rushed preparations, Scott sailed from england to NZ with 3 motar sledges, ninteen siberian ponies, 33 huskies and24 men
  • Amundsen and his crew left Oslo.

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

    Fram docked at Madeira in Spain
    Fram docked at Madira 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 Scott's team.
  • They left NZ on the Terra Nova.

    They left NZ on the Terra Nova.
    They left NZ on the Terra Nova. 3 days out, they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sank the ship
  • Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked

    Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked
    Scott's old hut on Ross Island was blocked by ice, so new winter quaters 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 reached Antarctica

    Amundsen and Crew reached Antarctica
    Amundsen and crew reached Antarctica. He carefully chose the Bay of whales (Ross ice shelf) to set up a base camp and dock his ship, as it was blocked from the wind and had a stable shore line. It was also 100km closer to the pole than Scott's base camp, but it ment going over unknown territory.
  • Amundsen's crew built the wooden hut they brought with them

    Amundsen's crew built the wooden hut they brought with them
    The team built the wooden hut they brought with them which they named the hut the Framheim, (home of the Fram) after the ship. During the 5 months of winter, from April to September, nine men carefully set up 3 different depots so they would not have to carry extra supplies on their main expitidtion.
  • Amundsen's team of 5 men set off to the race of the South Pole

    Amundsen's team of 5 men set off to the race of the South Pole
    Amundsen's team of 5 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 32kms each day.
  • scott and his polar team left for their race to the SouthPole

    scott and his polar team left for their race to the SouthPole
    Scott and his polar team left for their race to the South Pole with 14 men on 2 motor sleds, 10 poines and 2 dog sleds. Scott had decided that they would ride motor sleds and poines untill 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 on sinking through the ice and snow. The weather was miserable with blizzards.
  • Amundsen reached their last supply depot.

    Amundsen reached their last supply depot.
    Amundsen reached their last supply depot, 772km from the Pole.
  • Amundsen created a new supply depot for their return journey.

    Amundsen created a new supply depot for their return journey.
    Amundsen created a new supply depot for their return journey. They had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds.
  • It took them 10 days to climb an unexplored mountain.

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

    The tired, starved and frozen horses were shot
    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.
  • Amundsen and crew reach the South Pole.

    Amundsen and crew reach the South Pole.
    The team reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for the men and Norway. They had 17 dogs and 3 sleds. First they set up camp, then over 3 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 Norwegian flag.
  • Scott chose fellow explorers.

    Scott chose fellow explorers.
    Scott chose fellow explorers, Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him. The supplies had only been planed for a 4 man team
  • The 5 exhausted and starving men reached the South Pole.

    The 5 exhausted and starving men reached the South Pole.
    The 5 exhausted and starving men reached at the South Pole, only to find that Amundsen had beaten him by 33 days. Now they had to survive the journey back to base camp in bad weather.
  • Amundsen and crew returned to the Bay of Whales.

    Amundsen and crew returned to the Bay of Whales.
    They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.
  • A delirious Evans died.

    A delirious Evans died.
    A delirious Evans died.
  • Amundsen and Crew arrived in Hobart.

    Amundsen and Crew arrived in Hobart.
    They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce their victory.
  • Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard.

    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard.
    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard, saying" I'm just going outside and may be some time." He did not return.
  • The blizzard lasted 8 days.

    The blizzard lasted 8 days.
    The blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18 km from their next supply depot.
  • Scott's second to last diary entry read:

    Scott's second to last diary entry read:
    Scott's second to last diary entry read:
    "Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale WSW and SW. We had fuel to make 2 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 a day, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far."
  • Scott's last entry reads:

    Scott's last entry reads:
    Scott's last entry reads:
    " For gods sake look after our peoples."