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Another famous
Antarctica story
Race to the South Pole

Amundsen and Scott

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British explorer Robert Falcon Scott were avid rivals in the quest to become the first human to reach the South Pole.

The winner

Amundsen and his team won bragging rights in 1911. He returned home to
widespread acclaim.


Although Scott also reached the South Pole, he found a Norwegian flag, which meant Amundsen beat him. Scott's luck worsened on the way back. He and his men ran out of essential provisions and died.

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