THE COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH
Al long, long time ago, in 1911 the South Pole was not like we know today; because now there is a building where people work and where planes can arrive easily; but nine decades ago, that things didn't exist and any person has arrive there.
In the year 1911, two men tackled a very long crossed with their crew; these men were the captain Robert Scott and Roald AmundsenEveryone of them made long and tired crossed and passed hunger, cold and other bad things.
In honor to these two heroes and in honor of their prowess in Antartica there is a building called Amundsen-Scott.
CHAPTER 1: TWO SHIPS
The captain Scott was English and he leave London with his men in his ship, the Terra Nova, on June 1st of 1910. Thousands of people saw it and they were so happy.The captain was going with the intenseness of can put the british flag of and to be the first man in the South Pole.
On June 6th of the same year, the captain Roald Amundsen with his crew left their country, Norway in their ship, the Fram. His crew thought that they were going to the North Pole, but that was only what they though, because Almundsen wanted to go to the South Pole.
CHAPTER 2: THERACE
Amundsen brouhg the ship to a small island from the south of Norway where there was a lot of dogs and a wooden house, with two men. These men gave 99 dogs to Amundsen. It was very hard to raise the dogs to the ship, because dogs were very fat and very strong.
After that, the men started to ask why had they navigated all that kilometres to the south and why had Amundsen got the dogs there, ifhe could had got them in Alaska.
On September 9th, Amundsen called to his men and told them that he knew that they were not satisfied and that he had thought go to the South Pole, since an american, already had gone to the North Pole one year ago and and what he wanted was to go before nobody, and they didn't do it. Then he confessed them that they were going to begin a race, because the captainScott from UK, has left his country because he wanted to arrive to the South Pole.
Finally, the men knew that they had a lot of possibilities of winning the race.
CHAPTER 3: THE PONIES
On October 27th , the Terra Nova arrived to New Zeland capital city, and it was when the captain Scott knew that Amundsen wanted to arrive before him.
Later that day, Scott told it to his men, but he also toldthat it was not very impotant because Amundsen crew didn't have enought means and that they(captain Scott and his man) hd more money and more men; and that Amundsen only had dogs whereas, they had dogs and ponies.
One of the men, Oates, were not satisfied with the ponies, because he thought that most of them were old, ill; that there was not enought food for them and that they weren't so strong.He really thought taht Scott had made a lot of mistakes.
CHAPTER 4: FOOD DEPOTS
The two ships arrived in Antartica in January 1911, they wanted to be ready to go to the South Pole at the begining of the summer in Antartica.
Norwegians built a big wooden house, it was full of food, skis and sledges. It was called Framheim.
The dogs lives in holes under the snow.
After built the wooden house,they made their first journey south, it was on February 10th.They made this journey because they needed a lot of food and they couldn't carry all that food. So, on February 10th; they carried ½ tonne of food, that time was so easy because there were a good temperature. Amundsen was so carefull with the 1st depot, he put a lot of flags. It was in 80º South. After that they went back to Framheim.The second depot was to 82º South; that depoid was harder than the first because the temperature was really bad. In that, they also put a lot of flags.
They went back on March 23rd. Their ship was near South America.
British arrived to Cape Evans. They had a lot of ponies and some dogs. Scott and Oates made the first depot. They make their first journey on January 25th . They knew taht the dogs...
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