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Roald Amundsen and his Polar Expeditions

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) that was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. In 1926 he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached the North Pole. He is also known as having the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06) in the Arctic.

He disappeared in June 1928 in the Arctic while taking part in a rescue mission by plane. Amundsen was among key expedition leaders, including Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. (from wikipedia.org)

Explorers - Roald Amundsen

Directed by David Cobham and presented by David Attenborough, this film is a dramatized BBC documentary featuring Roald Amundsen's Antarctic expedition.


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Roald Amundsen - wikipedia
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) that was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911.
Race for the Poles
This film chronicles famous explorers' endeavors to become the first people to reach North and South Pole. Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton were their names.

e-Books
Roald Amundsen: My Life as an Explorer
Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928. Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page. Language: English. Book contributor: ASC - York University Libraries.
Roald Amundsen's "The North West Passage" (Vol. I)
Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928; Godfred Hansen, 1876-1937. Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton and Co.. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Roald Amundsen's "The North West Passage" (Vol. II)
Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928; Godfred Hansen, 1876-1937. Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton and Co.. Book Contributor: University of Pittsburgh Library System.
The South Pole (Vol. I)
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928. Publisher: London : John Murray. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
The South Pole (Vol. II)
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928. Publisher: London : John Murray. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Our Polar Flight: The Amundsen-Ellsworth Polar Flight
Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928; Lincoln Ellsworth, 1880-1951. Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead. Book Contributor: ASC - York University Libraries.
The First Crossing of the Polar Sea
Author: Roald Amundsen, 1872-1928; Lincoln Ellsworth, 1880-1951. Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran. Book Contributor: ASC - York University Libraries.