045_The_Norwegian_and_the_Pole

Dogs make all the difference in getting to the South Pole and back.  With Amundsen’s triumph, no-one would ever bother going to the Pole agai…
Hey.
Wait.
Why are people still heading overland to the pole?
Have they not heard of aircraft?
Do they not heed the reports that the pole is cold and that the view is boring?
Turns out being first at the pole was only the first in a long string of polar firsts to follow in the next century, and I’m expecting a pogo-stick based expedition to be announced at any second.

Have an episode.

amundsen-pole1
Bjaaland’s photograph of his colleagues at Polheim.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s