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AN EXPEDITION AMUNDSEN (People) - A race that follows in the path of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen brings the contestants to the Hardangervidda Mountain plateu, Norway. 100km across the plateau, the exact same route Amundsen used to prepare for his South Pole expedition in 1911, is still used by explorers today. Amundsen did not manage to cross the plateau and had to turn back because of bad weather. He allegedly said that the attempt to cross Hardangervidda was just as dangerous and hard as conquering of the South Pole. The group in the picture used the race as preparation for an attempt to cross Greenland.
Photo and caption by Kai-Otto Melau/National Geographic Photo Contest
  1. AN EXPEDITION AMUNDSEN (People) - A race that follows in the path of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen brings the contestants to the Hardangervidda Mountain plateu, Norway. 100km across the plateau, the exact same route Amundsen used to prepare for his South Pole expedition in 1911, is still used by explorers today. Amundsen did not manage to cross the plateau and had to turn back because of bad weather. He allegedly said that the attempt to cross Hardangervidda was just as dangerous and hard as conquering of the South Pole. The group in the picture used the race as preparation for an attempt to cross Greenland.

    Photo and caption by Kai-Otto Melau/National Geographic Photo Contest

  1. 9 notesTimestamp: Wednesday 2012/12/12 1:24:54amundsenNorwayHardangerviddaKai-Otto MelauNational Geographic
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