Sunday, January 1, 2012


Born 16 July 1872
Borge, Østfold, Norway
Died c. 18 June 1928 (aged 55)
Antarctic Explorer.Roald Amundsen (1872- 1928)

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer whose accomplishments include:

the first European explorer to navigate through the Northwest Passage (1903-1906)
the first man to reach the South Pole (1911)
flying over the North Pole in the airship Norge in 1926 with Riiser-Larsen, Lincoln Ellsworth and Umberto Noblie

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