Polar Opposites. How wise leadership led the Norwegians to the South Pole faster than their British counterparts.
The year was 1911 when a group of Norwegian explorers, led by Roald Amundsen, accomplished what no one had before — they reached the South Pole in Antarctica. They arrived there five weeks before a rival group — led by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott — reached the same destination. The only difference was that Scott’s group did not view the same barren landscape their Norwegian counterparts had.