Marking the passage of time

Roald Amundsen (Credit: Wikipedia)

One hundred years ago today Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen and his companions – Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel and Oscar Wisting – reached the South Pole. As we embark on our own winter activities, remember:

‎”Adventure is just bad planning.” – Attributed to Amundsen

1 comment for “Marking the passage of time

  1. Linda
    December 15, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Off-topic, but a novel you might enjoy reading sometime is Wildfire at Midnight, by Mary Stewart. Set in Scottish mountains, climbing is woven into the story line, and there’s even a discussion of Roald Amundsen by some of the characters. I think the genre would be considered ‘romantic suspense’, but it’s not all mushy. I enjoy her word pictures of the peaks & bogs.

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