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Transcript of Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer. He was born on July 16,1872 in Borge, Ostfold. He died on June 18, 1928, in Bear Island. Amundsen was in race to be the first person to make it to the south pole.
Amundsen is known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He dissapeared at age 55 in 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. He was never found after his disappearance.
Amundsen led the Antarctic expedition. He wanted to become the first man to reach the South Pole. In the year of 1926,Amundsen was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute of having reached the North Pole.
Amundsens' family was shipowners and captains. Amundsen was the fourth child in his family. His mom Hanna encouraged him to become a doctor. He decided to quit university for life at sea after his mom died when he was 21.
In 1903,Amundsen successfully led the first expedition. He was with 6 other men in a 45-ton fishing vessel. Amundsen and the six men returned to Oslo in November of 1906. They traveled for almost 35 years.
Amundsen wanted to go to the North Pole until he found out that Frederick Cook and Robert Peary had already made it there. Amundsen then changed his mind and decided to go to the South Pole instead.
Change Of Plans
Living His Dream
Roald had four children, Carl B., Norway was eight years old.Lars Wilhelm B. Norway was 5 years old.Annie Louisa B. Norway was 3 years old.Albert B. Norway was 9 months.
One of his achievements was beating his competitor to the South Pole.He had a way better plan then the rest of his competitor.