For 100år siden 14 dec. 1911 ankom Roald Amundsen ekspedition til Sydpolen. Idag ligger der et 2 etages forsker-kompleks

I dagbogen fra d. 14dec. 1911 skrev Roald Amundsen: "On the morning of December 14 the weather was of the finest, just as if it had been made for arriving at the Pole. I am not quite sure, but I believe we despatched our breakfast rather more quickly than usual and were out of the tent sooner, though I must admit that we always accomplished this with all reasonable haste....At three in the afternoon a simultaneous “Halt!” rang out from the drivers. They had carefully examined their sledge-meters, and they all showed the full distance—our Pole by reckoning. The goal was reached, the journey ended."

I dag ligger der på samme sted en to etages bygning som kan huse 100 mennesker . Det er den tredie forskningsstation der har været opført på stedet siden 1957!


Bygningen er opført på pæle, så den ikke fyger til i sneen og med en garage i kælder-niveauet. Naturligvis med centralvarme, TV, træningsrum osv.

Kilde: Earth observatory