Neither Amundsen Nor Scott: Who Was Really First to the South Pole?
by Mick Harney
Who was first to the South Pole? Does the question seem banal? Far from it. Of his own accomplishment, Roald Amundsen stated unequivocally: “we were not standing on the absolute spot”. Captain Robert Scott thought he had reached the Pole, but was misled by a Norwegian marker intended for another purpose. If it wasn’t Amundsen or Scott, just who was first? This book exclusively reveals the name.