Scoot and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole by George & Conal

  • Amundsen

    Amundsen charted the Norwegian ship Farm pretenging to go th the North Pole Expedition, whilst secretly planing for the South Pole instead.
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    Amundsen VS Scott

    This is a time line about a famous race between Amundsen and Scott.
  • scott

    Scott announces his second south pole expedition
  • Scott

    After very rushed perparations,scott sailed from england to NZ with three motor sledges nineteen siberian ponies,thirty three huskies, and twenty four men
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the Farm taking 19 men, 97 huskies, a hut in sections and provisions for 2 years.
  • Amundsen

    Farm docked at Madeira in Spain and Amundsen sent a telegram to Scott that he was going to the South Pole instead. the crew were exited to be challenging Scott's team.
  • scott

    They left NZ on the terra nova. three days out, they were hit by a ferocious gale that lasted 36 hours and nearly sank the ship
  • Scott

    Scott's old hut on Ross island was blocked by ice, so new winter quarters were built at cape evans , also ross island. Next scott organised the setting up of depots and a telephone line between cape evan and hut ponit in less than a week. Amundesn and his team, took a good year to do the same.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen and his crew reached Antarctica. He craefully chose the Bay of Whales (Ross Ice Shelf) to set up base camp and dock his ship, as it was blocked form the wind, and had a stable shoreline. It was also 100 kms closer to the Pole than Scott's base camp, but it ment going over unknown territory.
  • Amundsen

    The team built the wooden hut they bought with them which they named the hut 'Framheim' (home of Farm) after the ship. During the 5 months of winter, from April to September , nine men carefully set up three different depots so that they would not have to carry extra supplies on their mail expodition.
  • Amundsen

    Amundsen's team of 5 men and 52 dogs set off on thier race to the South Pole. They travelled the most direct route , going over anything that got in thier way, and travelled 32 kms each day.
  • Amundsen

    They reached thier last supply depot, 772 km from the South Pole.
  • Amundsen

    They created a new supply depot for thier return journey. They had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds.
  • Amundsen

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

    The team reached the South Pole. It was a glorious moment for all the men and Norway. They had 17 dogs and three sleds. First they set up camp, then over 3 days, they skied in a 16 km radius from the South Pole point to make sure or thier correct position. Only then did they plant the Norwegian flag
  • Amundsen

    They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and exited.
  • Amundsen

    They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory.