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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Editorial Reviews. olhon.info Review. On December 14, , the classical age of polar exploration ended when Norway's Roald Amundsen conquered the . Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole. Copyright © , by Roland Huntford. The last place on earth Scott and Amundsen's race to the South.
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Praise Before Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the Antarctic waters in , Captain Roald Amundsen led a courageous team through ice-chocked waters to become the first expedition to reach the South Pole in Read the fascinating account of his journey in The South Pole. Amundsen's 'The South Pole' is less well-known than his rival's, in part because he is less of a literary stylist, but also, perhaps, because he survived the journey.
His book is a riveting first-hand account of a truly professional expedition; Amundsen's heroism is understated, but it is heroism nonetheless. In the spring of two separate expeditions left their respective camps in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first to reach the South Pole: a British party, led by Captain R. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen.
In he navigated the Northwest Passage in a foot fishing boat. Soon afterwards he learned that Ernest Shackleton was setting out on an attempt to reach the South Pole.
Shackleton abandoned his quest a mere 97 miles short of the Pole, but Amundsen began preparing his own expedition. Although this was the age of the amateur explorer, Amundsen was a professional: he left little to chance, apprenticed with Inuits, and obsessed over every detail. If this is the opinion of the Council -- " "It is, it is!
We have witnessed a wonderful thing; as to that, we are necessarily agreed. As to the value of it -- if it has any -- that is a matter which does not personally concern us. We can have as many opinions about it as we like, and that is our limit.
We have no vote. I think Space was well enough, just as it was, and useful, too. Cold and dark -- a restful place, now and then, after a season of the overdelicate climate and trying splendors of heaven.
But these are details of no considerable moment; the new feature, the immense feature, is -- what, gentlemen? Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before. Law -- Automatic Law -- exact and unvarying Law -- requiring no watching, no correcting, no readjusting while the eternities endure!
He said those countless vast bodies would plunge through the wastes of Space ages and ages, at unimaginable speed, around stupendous orbits, yet never collide, and never lengthen nor shorten their orbital periods by so much as the hundredth part of a second in two thousand years!
That is the new miracle, and the greatest of all -- Automatic Law! What is animals, Gabriel?
How should any of us know? It is a new word. Enter a Messenger-Angel.
Will it please you to come and see? Deeply perplexed -- and the Creator noticed it, and said, "Ask. I will answer.
Observe them, and be instructed.Insisting on man-hauling agonising, inefficient and ponies utterly useless on snow. Amundsen's distant, determined competence remains inaccessible to me.
He paid for it by a terrible fall, from which, however, he emerged unscathed. But some sobering hand, probably that of Gustav, restrained him. The Navy obliged.
It was indeed although Scott tried to deny it an unambiguous race to be the first at the South Pole. A polar masterpiece of history and adventure, The South Pole is the stunning first-hand account of one of the greatest success stories in the annals of exploration.