Tag Archives: South Pole

We hereby plant our beloved flag at the South Pole

Amundsen at the South Pole. Photo: Wikipedia

The centennial anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole was commemorated Dec. 14, 2011. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon was in attendance at the festivities in the city of Tromsø, known as the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen were prominent public figures who contributed to building Norway’s ...

Norway renews search for South Pole conqueror

The Latham flying boat in which Amundsen lost his life.

OSLO (AP) — Norway plans to resume the search for South Pole conqueror Roald Amundsen's plane 81 years after it vanished during an Arctic rescue mission, the Royal Norwegian Navy announced Monday (Feb. 23). Amundsen disappeared aboard the French Latham 47 flying boat in the Barents Sea on June 18, 1928. The plane was searching for the ...

Ministers get close look at Antarctic ice threat

Trollstation. Photo: doctorross.co.za

  TROLL RESEARCH STATION, Antarctica (AP) — A parka-clad band of environment ministers landed in this remote corner of the icy continent on Monday, in the final days of an intense season of climate research, to learn more about how a melting Antarctica may endanger the planet. Representatives from more than a dozen nations, including the U.S., ...

History repeats itself as Norwegians win South Pole Race

Image by Flash Studios

Source: www.amundsenomega3southpolerace.com In the steps of Roald Amundsen, Team Missing Link has won the historic Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race arriving at the South Pole at approximately 7pm on Wednesday 21st January, having covered 769km’s in 17 days and 11 hours – a quite incredible achievement. Rune Malterud (27) and Stian Aker (28) were ‘elated, ...