The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-12 cover

The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-12

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

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1. 00 – Dedication:The First Account:Introduction
2. 01 – Vol I Ch 1: The History of the South Pole, pt 1
3. 02 – Vol I Ch 1: The History of the South Pole, pt 2
4. 03 – Vol I Ch 1: The History of the South Pole, pt 3
5. 04 – Vol I Ch 2: Plan and Preparations, pt 1
6. 05 – Vol I Ch 2: Plan and Preparations, pt 2
7. 06 – Vol I Ch 2: Plan and Preparations, pt 3
8. 07 – Vol I Ch 3: On the Way to the South, pt 1
9. 08 – Vol I Ch 3: On the Way to the South, pt 2
10. 09 – Vol I Ch 4 : The History of the South Pole, pt 1
11. 10 – Vol I Ch 4: From Madeira to the Barrier, pt 2
12. 11 – Vol I Ch 5: On the Barrier, pt 1
13. 12 – Vol I Ch 5: On the Barrier, pt 2
14. 13 – Vol I Ch 6: Depot Journeys, pt 1
15. 14 – Vol I Ch 6: Depot Journeys, pt 2
16. 15 – Vol I Ch 7: Preparing for Winter
17. 16 – Vol I Ch 8: A Day at Framheim, pt 1
18. 17 – Vol I Ch 8: A Day at Framheim, pt 2
19. 18 – Vol I Ch 8: A Day at Framheim, pt 3
20. 19 – Vol I Ch 9: The End of the Winter, pt 1
21. 20 – Vol I Ch 9: The End of the Winter, pt 2
22. 21 – Vol II Ch 10: The Start for the Pole, pt 1
23. 22 – Vol II Ch 10: The Start for the Pole, pt 2
24. 23 – Vol II Ch 11: Through the Mountains, pt 1
25. 24 – Vol II Ch 11: Through the Mountains, pt 2
26. 25 – Vol II Ch 11: Through the Mountains, pt 3
27. 26 – Vol II Ch 12: At the Pole
28. 27 – Vol II Ch 13: The Return to Framheim, pt 1
29. 28 – Vol II Ch 13: The Return to Framheim, pt 2
30. 29 – Vol II Ch 14: Northward
31. 30 – Vol II Ch 15: The Eastern Sledge Journey pt 1
32. 31 – Vol II Ch 15: The Eastern Sledge Journey pt 2
33. 32 – Vol II Ch 15: The Eastern Sledge Journey pt 3
34. 33 – Vol II Ch 16: The Voyage of the Fram, pt 1
35. 34 – Vol II Ch 16: The Voyage of the Fram, pt 2
36. 35 – Vol II Ch 16: The Voyage of the Fram, pt 3
37. 36 – Vol II Ch 16: The Voyage of the Fram, pt 4

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Summary

In contrast to Scott’s South Pole expedition, Amundsen’s expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen’s own words: “Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.” Short accounts by other members of the party are appended.