Race To The Pole

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Race To The Pole

  1. 1. Race to the pole
  2. 2. First race to the south pole <ul><li>The first to the south pole took place nearly 100 years ago. Roald Amundsen arrived in December 1911; Robert Scott on 17 th January, 1912. they faced the same challenges then as you would today but there were greater risks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Omega 3 south pole race <ul><li>The 2009 Amundsen omega 3 south pole race was billed as the first race to the south pole Amundsen and Scott. The racers faced constant challenges throughout their journey: surviving in temperatures as low as -50c; navigating and skiing while pulling a 70 kilogram pulk (sled); climbing up to 9300 feet to the south pole and, through everything, working together as a team. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Route <ul><li>The winner if this race, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, travelled to Antarctica in a boat borrowed from fridtjof Nansen. He reached the south pole five weeks before Scott's team and managed to return safely. So how did Amundsen succeed where Scott failed. </li></ul>

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