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Roald Amundsen and his Team - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.165 E 010° 41.967
32V E 595062 N 6641800
Quick Description: This sculpture of Antarctic Explorer Roald Amundsen and his team is located at Norway's FRAM Maritime Museum in Oslo.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 1/24/2013 8:29:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMG7CM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 6

Long Description:
The sculpture depicts (L to R) Olav Bjaaland, Oscar Wisting, Roald Amundsen, Sverre Hassel, Helmer Hanssen. Each of the men is shown in their Antarctic coats and clothing standing as if at attention. Each stands on his own granite block separated from each other by about 5 feet. The work depicts the men lifesized.
Unfortunately there is no information at the site (and none found online) concerning the date or artist.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen...(16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to discover the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to (undisputedly) reach the North Pole in 1926. He is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06). He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. Amundsen, Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton were key expedition leaders during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration."

and (visit link)

"Olav Bjaaland (5 March 1873 – 8 June 1961) was a Norwegian ski champion from Telemark. In 1911, he was one of the first five men to reach the South Pole as part of an expedition led by Roald Amundsen."

and (visit link)

"Oscar Adolf Wisting (6 June 1871 – 5 December 1936) was a Norwegian polar explorer. Together with Roald Amundsen he was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles."

and (visit link)

"Sverre Helge Hassel (30 July 1876 – 6 June 1928) was a Norwegian polar explorer and one of the first five people to reach the South Pole."

and lastly (visit link)

"Helmer Julius Hanssen (24 September 1870 – 2 August 1956) was a Norwegian polar explorer, and one of the first five to reach the South Pole on the expedition of Roald Amundsen."
Type of Waymark: Off Continent Point of Interest

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