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The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 — Volume 1   By: (1872-1928)

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The South Pole

An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910 1912

By Roald Amundsen

Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater


My Comrades, The Brave Little Band That Promised In Funchal Roads To Stand by Me in the Struggle for the

South Pole,

I Dedicate this Book.

Roald Amundsen.


August 15, 1912.

Contents of Vol. I

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The First Account VII Introduction, by Fridtjof Nansen XXVII I. The History of the South Pole 1 II. Plan and Preparations 42 III. On the Way to the South 90 IV. From Madeira to the Barrier 126 V. On the Barrier 169 VI. Depot Journeys 206 VII. Preparing for Winter 259 VIII. A Day at Framheim 283 IX. The End of the Winter 346

List of Illustrations to Vol. I

To Face Page Roald Amundsen Frontispiece Approximate Bird's eye View, Drawn from the First Telegraphic Account 1 Reproduced by permission of the Daily Chronicle The Opening of Roald Amundsen's Manuscript 1 Helmer Hanssen, Ice Pilot, a Member of the Polar Party 50 The "Fram's" Pigsty 60 The Pig's Toilet 60 Hoisting the Flag 90 A Patient 90 Some Members of the Expedition 92 Sverre Hassel 101 Oscar Wisting 102 In the North east Trades 130 In the Rigging 134 Taking an Observation 134 Rönne Felt Safer when the Dogs were Muzzled 136 Starboard Watch on the Bridge 136 Olav Bjaaland, a Member of the Polar Party 136 In the Absence of Lady Partners, Rönne Takes a Turn with the Dogs 148 An Albatross 150 In Warmer Regions 150

A Fresh Breeze in the West Wind Belt 152 The Propeller Lifted in the Westerlies 154 The "Fram's" Saloon Decorated for Christmas Eve 158 Rönne at a Sailor's Job 162 The "Fram" In Drift ice 162 Drift ice in Ross Sea 168 A Clever Method of Landing 170 The "Fram" under Sail 170 Cape Man's Head on the Barrier 174 Seal hunting 176 The "Fram" 176 The Crew of the "Fram" in the Bay of Whales 178 The "Fram" in the Bay of Whales 178 The First Dog camp 180 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Digging the Foundations of Framheim 184 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Building the Hut 186 Unloading the Six Sledge drivers 186 Polar Transport 192 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Penguins 192 The Provision Store 192 Framheim, January, 1911 194 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Suggen, Arne, and the Colonel 196 Mikkel, Ravn, and Mas mas 196 Framheim, February, 1911 206 Prestrud in Winter Dress 208 Bjaaland in Winter Dress 208 The "Fram" Veteran, Lindström: the Only Man Who has Sailed round the Continent of America 208

The Start of the First Depot Journey 208 A Page from the Sledge Diary, Giving Details of Depots I. and II. 230 Framheim, March, 1911 248 Killing Seals for the Depot 254 Reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News The Meat Tent 264 The Meteorological Screen 266 Inside a Dog tent 266 A Winter Evening at Framheim 272 The Carpenters' Shop 272 Entrance to the Hut 272 Entrance to the Western Workshop 272 Prestrud in His Observatory 272 Wisting at the Sewing machine 278 Packing Sledges in the "Crystal Palace" 278 Lindström with the Buckwheat Cakes 298 On His "Native Heath": A Dog on the Barrier Ice 304 Dogs Exercising 308 Helmer Hanssen on a Seal hunt 308 Hanssen and Wisting Lashing the New Sledges 312 Passage in the Ice 312 Johansen Packing Provisions in the "Crystal Palace" 312 A Corner of the Kitchen 322 Stubberud Taking it Easy 322 Johansen Packing Biscuits in the "Crystal Palace" 322 Hassel and the Vapour bath 330 Midwinter Day, June, 1911 362 Our Ski binding in its Final Form 364 At Work on Personal Outfit 364 Trying on Patent Goggles 368

Hassel in the Oil store 368 Deep in Thought 372 Funcho 372 The Loaded Sledges in the Clothing Store 374 Sledges Ready for Use Being Hauled Out of the Store room 374 At the Depot in Lat... Continue reading book >>

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