The Last Viking - The Life of Roald Amundsen

Stephen R. Bown

Key Insights

  1. Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles, a feat that was highly disputed at the time.
  2. Amundsen was a meticulous planner who left nothing to chance. His expeditions were characterized by careful preparation and strategic planning.
  3. Amundsen's polar expeditions were driven by rivalry. His race to the South Pole against Robert Falcon Scott is one of the most famous in the history of exploration.
  4. Amundsen was a master of survival in extreme conditions. He learned from the indigenous people of the Arctic, the Inuit, adopting their methods and tools.
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