Tag Archives: Roald Amundsen

July 22, 1898

On July 22, 1898, the crew of the RV Belgica saw its first sunrise in over 1,600 hours. They had become the first crew to successfully endure an Antarctica winter. The Belgica had been purchased by Adrien de Gerlache and… Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March 7, 1912

On March 7, 1912, famed Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole. The exploration team and Roald all documented how the wind on this day seemed to whisper tekeli-li over and over. His family and friends … Continue reading

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

January 14, 1911

On January 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen’s polar expedition landed upon the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions and was the leader of the first team to reach the South Pole in December 1911. … Continue reading

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment