Was Amundsen attacked by a polar bear?
That first winter, Amundsen fell through the ice, broke his arm in two places, was attacked by a polar bear and almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Ice conditions proved worse than the crew had anticipated, and it ultimately took the ship three years just to make it to Nome, Alaska.
Where is Roald Amundsen buried?
A monument dedicated to him resides at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway. The Canadian Coast Guard named an icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, whose mission it is to perform scientific research in the waters of the Arctic, and, in 2006, the Royal Norwegian Navy named one of its Aegis frigates the HNoMS Roald Amundsen in his honor.
Who was the last person the South Pole?
|Robert Falcon Scott
|Robert Falcon Scott in 1905
|6 June 1868 Plymouth, Devon, England
|c. 29 March 1912 (aged 43) Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica