Harman Patil (Editor)

Amundsen Coast

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Amundsen Coast

Amundsen Coast is that portion of the coast to the south of the Ross Ice Shelf lying between Morris Peak, on the east side of Liv Glacier, and the west side of the Scott Glacier. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1961 for Captain Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who led his own expedition in 1910–12 to the Antarctic. Setting up a base at Framheim at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, he sledged southward across the shelf and discovered a route up the Axel Heiberg Glacier along this coast to reach the polar plateau. He was the first to reach the South Pole, December 14, 1911.

References

Amundsen Coast Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Hotel (2004 film)
Henrique Martins
Olivier Enjolras
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L