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The South Pole, Volume 1

By Amundsen, Roald

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Title: The South Pole, Volume 1  
Author: Amundsen, Roald
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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On February 10, 1911, we started for the South to establish depots, and continued our journey until April -- 11. We formed three depots and stored in them 3 tons of provisions, including 22 hundredweight of seal meat. As there were no landmarks, we had to indicate the position of our depots by flags, which were posted at a distance of about four miles to the east and west. The first barrier afforded the best going, and was specially adapted for dog-sledging. Thus, on February 15 we did sixty-two miles with sledges. Each sledge weighed 660 pounds, and we had six dogs for each. The upper barrier (barrier surface) was smooth and even. There were a few crevasses here and there, but we only found them dangerous at one or two points. The barrier went in long, regular undulations. The weather was very favourable, with calms or light winds. The lowest temperature at this station was -49 [degree] F., which was taken on March 4.

Table of Contents
· The First Account · Introduction · CHAPTER I. The History of the South Pole. · CHAPTER II. Plan and Preparations · CHAPTER III. On the Way to the South · CHAPTER IV. From Madeira to the Barrier · CHAPTER V. On the Barrier · CHAPTER VI. Depot Journeys · CHAPTER VII. Preparing for Winter · CHAPTER VIII. A Day at Framheim · CHAPTER IX. The End of the Winter


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