Who Was the First Person To Reach the South Pole and When Did Norwegian Explorer Roald Amundsen Disappear?

The Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived at the South Pole in December 1911.

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was also the first person to reach the North Pole, and is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage.

Amundsen was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, and disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission.

They were looking for missing members of aeronautical engineer Umberto Nobile’s crew, whose new airship Italia had crashed while returning from the North Pole.

Amundsen was born on 16 July 1872 to a family of Norwegian shipowners and captains in Borge, Norway.

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