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 (ä′mənd-sən, ä′mo͝on-), Roald 1872-1928.
Norwegian explorer who in 1911 became the first person to reach the South Pole.


(Norwegian ˈaːmunsən)
(Biography) Roald (ˈrɔald). 1872–1928, Norwegian explorer and navigator, who was the first man to reach the South Pole (1911)


(ˈɑ mənd sən, ɑ mən-)

Ro•ald (ˈroʊ ɑl) 1872–1928, Norwegian explorer: discovered the South Pole in 1911.
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Noun1.Amundsen - Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)Amundsen - Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
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But they had been beaten by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
The race for the South Pole during the summer of 1911/12 was marked by exceptionally high temperature and pressure anomalies experienced by both Amundsen and Scott.
Roald Amundsen 1906 Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach the South Pole, completed his sailing round Canada's Northwest Passage.
Amundsen, meanwhile, later admitted that the pursuit of his goal to be the first one there had rendered him brutal in the treatment of his dogs and his fellow men.
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The author has put together a compelling story about the three larger-than-life characters, Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, and Roald Amundsen, who carried out extraordinary polar adventures, to both north and south, in the ice ship.
The pattern of imbalance is dominated by glaciers thinning in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica.
The Amundsen Sea region is a vulnerable area because its ice sheet is attached to a bed below sea level where warm water can be delivered by ocean currents to glacier grounding lines, the location where the ice attaches to the bed.
Kit you'd expect to find in a car aimed at those who spend a lot of time on the road includes Amundsen satellite navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth, dual zone air conditioning and cruise control.
In much of the English-speaking world, Roald Amundsen [1872-1928] exists only as a counterpoint to a contemporary, the English naval officer R.
Although now a poet and creative writing professor at Vancouver Island University, Ruzesky was fascinated as a child by the Antarctic voyages of his distant ancestor Roald Amundsen, so 100 years after Amundsen's successful journey to the South Pole he set off himself, although admittedly in much more safety and comfort aboard the research vessel Polar Pioneer.