Norwegian Prime Minister Explores South Pole

Stoltenberg also would like to emphasize the significance of Antarctica in connection with the global climate change.

On Monday, 12 December, the Prime Minister came to the South Pole, where he met scientists working in the region, and on 14th of December , he will speak at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Amundsen's success.

On the way from the region, he will visit two research stations located in the Ross Sea: the New Zealand Scott Base and the U.S. McMurdobasen.

Who is Roald Amundsen?

Roald Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912 and he was the first person to (undisputedly) reach both the North and South Poles. He is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. Amundsen, along with Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

December 2011

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