On This Day: Roald Amundsen Became the First Man to Reach the South Pole

Dec 15, 2008 Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com 8

On Dec. 14, 1911, the Norwegian explorer raised his country's flag at the South Pole, beating Britain's Capt.

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Teleprompted

Long Island City, NY

#1 Dec 15, 2008
Those were the good old days--when the world was a mystery and there was still land to be explored.
Louisa

Long Island City, NY

#2 Dec 15, 2008
Boy, what a bad month for Capt. Scott. As if it's not bad enough to lose the race to the South Pole, he had to endure the taunting note left behind by his rival, and then died on the way back. Such a sad way to go.
Janet

Portland, OR

#3 Dec 15, 2008
I don't know how people did these things back then with such primitive equipment. No polar fleece, no hitech mountaineering boots. Incredible.
Zsa Zsa

Long Island City, NY

#4 Dec 15, 2008
Janet wrote:
I don't know how people did these things back then with such primitive equipment. No polar fleece, no hitech mountaineering boots. Incredible.
You said it.
Karl

Long Island City, NY

#5 Dec 15, 2008
Everyone should see Encounters, the new Herzog film.
Pete

Long Island City, NY

#6 Dec 15, 2008
When there were still frontiers to conquer. What a time that must have been... taking steps where no man had ever been. Its a wonder there is not a HOJO there by now.
BettyB

Laramie, WY

#7 Dec 15, 2008
Janet wrote:
I don't know how people did these things back then with such primitive equipment. No polar fleece, no hitech mountaineering boots. Incredible.
These were some real adventurers. I get pretty unhappy when I'm cold.
Larissa

Long Island City, NY

#8 Dec 15, 2008
Louisa wrote:
Boy, what a bad month for Capt. Scott. As if it's not bad enough to lose the race to the South Pole, he had to endure the taunting note left behind by his rival, and then died on the way back. Such a sad way to go.
I know. That seemed such a harsh thing to do. You come all that way, hoping to score your lifetime achievement and instead you get slapped by the competition and killed by the cold.

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