The Race for the South Pole
Lecture no. 13 from the course: National Geographic Polar Explorations
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession and 4 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Meet some of the towering figures of Antarctica’s “heroic era,” explorers and scientists in the early 20th century who vastly expanded our knowledge of the southernmost continent. Learn what drove these adventurers despite extreme hardship, and witness the treacherous race to the South Pole between Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Brit Robert Falcon Scott.