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Matilda & Ella's epic journy to the South Pole

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    Amundsen vs Scott

  • Amundsen chartred the ship

    He used the Norweigen ship Fram, pretending to go to the North Pole whilst secretly planning to go to the South Pole instead.
  • Scott announces second expedition

    Scott announces second expedition
    Scott announces his second South Pole expidetion
  • Scott goes from England to New Zealand

    After very rushed perparations, Scott sailed from England to New Zealand with three motoer sledges, nineteen Siberian ponies, thirty-three huskies and twenty four men.
  • Amundsen left Oslo

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

    September 9, 1910, Fram docked at Mederia 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.
  • Scott's old hut on Ross Island is blocked by ice

    Scott's old hut on Ross Island is blicked 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 have reached Antarctica

    Amundsen and crew reached Antarctica. He carefully chose 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 then Scotts base camp, but meant going over unknown territory.
  • The built their hut Framhiem

    The team built the wooden hut Framheim (home of Fram) after their ship. During the five months oif winter, from April to September, nine men carefully set up three different depots so they would not have to carry extra supplies on their main expedition.
  • Amundsen sets off for the South Pole

    Amundsen's team of five 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 team left for the race to the South Pole

    Scott and his Polar team left in their race to the South Pole with 14 men on 2 motor sleds, 10 ponies and 2 dog sleds. Scott decided that they would ride motor sleds and ponies until could go no further and then they would 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.
  • Amundesn and crew reached their last supply depot

    Amundsen and crew reached thier last supply depot, 772 kilometers from the South Pole.
  • Amundsen created a new supply depot for their return journey

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

    It took Amundsen and crew 10 days to climb an unexplored 3000m mountain glacier in very good weather. Amundsen named them after his Norweigian 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 men had to pull their own sleds in deep snow. The same men were snow blinded and some fell down crevasses.
  • Amundsen reached the South Pole

    The team reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for the men and Noway. They had 17 dogs and three sleds. First they set up camp, then over 3 days, they skied in a 16km radius form the South Pole point to make sure of the correct poistion. Only then did they plant the Norwegian flag.
  • Scott choses some fellow expolers to accompany him

    Scott schose fellow expolers, Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers to accompany him. The supplies had only been planned for a four-man team.
  • Scott reaches the South Pole

    Scott reaches the South Pole
    The five exhausted and starving men reached 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.
  • Amundsen returned to the Bay of Whales

    They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited.
  • Evans died

    A delirious Evans died.
  • Amundsen announced his victory

    They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.
  • Oates died

    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard, saying, "I'm just going outside and I may be some time." He did not return.
  • Scott's second last diary entry read

    "Since the 21st we have had a continous 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 have been ready to start for out 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 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 seem a pity, but I do not think I can write more. "

    R.Scott
  • Scott's last diary entry read

    "For God's sake look after our people."
  • Scott died

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