Monthly Archives: February 2014

Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage Amundsen and crew of the Gjøa The Gjøa Expedition, 1903-1906; during which Roald Amundsen successfully negotiated the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic. “The choice of vessel was also based on the one principal thesis to which … Continue reading

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Nansen and Amundsen

Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen “Dr Nansen said that the secret of [Amundsen’s] success was that he acquired knowledge and then bought his ship, instead of doing what most explorers had done, bought the ship first and then acquired the … Continue reading

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Polar dash – return

Returning to Hut Point, 3 February 1903, after reaching 82°17′S. Left to right: Ernest Shackleton, Robert Scott, Edward Wilson.

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Sledging Flags

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Polar dash – setting out

Setting out for the South Pole, 2 November, 1902. Left to right: Ernest Shackleton, Robert Scott, Edward Wilson.

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Discovery Hut

Discovery Hut at Hut Point was also used by the Nimrod Expedition (1907-9), and the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-13). Photos from NASA.

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Discovery at Hut Point

We were soon frozen in. As intended. The Discovery, and the Hut at Hut Point. (Photo from archives of the Natural History Museum, UK)

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Discovery now

The Discovery today, in Dundee Harbor, Scotland.

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Discovery – Blueprints

Blueprints of the Discovery, 1899; photo by Steve Hill

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View of the Gauss

“Aerial view of the GAUSS in the ice during the German Antarctic Expedition. This picture was obtained from a balloon. In: Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 Meteorologie I by Erich von Drygalski, March 29, 1902.” —NOAA Photo Library

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