George Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball's Roger Maris dies at age 51. USA Today, 1 month ago
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(Before It's News) On 14th December 1911, Roald Engebreth Gravning Amundsen won exploration's last great prize, leading the first expedition to the South Pole. In one of the most exciting and tragic races of the twentieth century, Amundsen ...Before It's News, 1 month ago 1911: South Pole Arizona Daily Star, 1 month ago
A scupted bust of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen is seen at the scientific base of Ny Alesund, in Norway, October 18, 2015. Anna Filipova / Reuters Skift Take: Northern lights, polar bears, and extreme cold: It will likely work for a unique ...Skift, 1 week ago
Wales to 'reclaim' Roald Dahl for his 2016 centenary By Huw Thomas BBC Wales arts and media correspondent 4 January 2016 From the section Wales Image copyright Roald Dahl Estate Image caption Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff Roald ...BBC, 1 month ago
Aboard CCGS Amundsen (Canada) (AFP) Warming has forced a retreat of the polar ice cap, opening up a sea route through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for several months of the year. Commander ...Citizen.co.za, 2 months ago
In 1951, we reported that members of the Explorers Club dined on a 250,000-year-old extinct mammoth. Science has proven us wrong. A piece of turtle meat is preserved in a glass jar in this photo provided by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural ...Christian Science Monitor, 4 days ago
Czech composer Miroslav Srnka has been working for seven years on his opera South Pole, bringing the epic 1910-1912 race to the Antarctic on stage . The Antarctic is a real place… but it is so remote from the civilisation that it actually feels ...EuroNews, 4 days ago
Royal Scottish Geographical Society writer-in-residence, , examines the harrowing story of the great explorer Robert Falcon Scott. There never was a man with such a sense of responsibility and duty, and the agony of leaving his job undone, losing ...Edinburgh Evening News, 6 days ago
The Bavarian State Opera in Munich, one of the world's leading opera houses, will this weekend stage the world premiere of a new piece by the Czech composer Miroslav Srnka. Called South Pole, the opera tells the story of two teams racing each other ...Radio Prague, 1 week ago
Before departing on his Antarctic expedition, the British explorer Henry Worsley explained his motivation for traversing the frozen continent all alone. "Be bold. Be ambitious. Try something you could fail at," he remarked. Sadly he did fail, though ...New Zealand Herald, 1 week ago Henry Worsley, A British Adventurer Trying to Cross Antarctica, Dies At 55 NDTV, 2 weeks ago Henry Worsley, British explorer attempting solo crossing of Antarctica, dies 30 miles from goal Washington Post, 2 weeks ago Solo explorer dies trying to cross Antarctica Weather Network, 2 weeks ago
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