South Pole 1911-2011 NPI

Four Norwegian adventurers chosen by the Norwegian Polar Institue (NPI) are retracing Amundsen’s route, taking the same amount of time as Amundsen’s expedition, and trying to reach the southernmost point on Earth on 14 December 2011, arriving 100 years to the day after Amundsen.


Below are all the news we published about the South Pole 1911-2011 NPI expedition

  • Norwegian Polar Institute : Expedition is Over

    Published on 18.12.2011

    In order to be on time at the SP for the celebration, two people out of the four were flown on 13 December to Amundsen Scott base, while the two remaining continued their ski trek towards the same destination.

  • On time for the 14 December or not ?

    Published on 12.12.2011

    The four Norwegians travellers tought they could not make it on time for the celebration of the 14 December at the SP. Then an unforeseen event occurred...

  • Only time will tell…

    Published on 08.12.2011

    The four Norwegians sent by the NPI are now facing their last bugbear, the slopes of the Titan Dome. So far they had some other frightening challenges, such as the slopes and crevasses of the Axel Heiberg glacier. They have overcome them all.

  • Lying four days weatherbound in the tent

    Published on 04.12.2011

    The team of four did not receive a warm welcome when they arrived on the antarctic plateau : they had to face strong catabatic winds and terrific low temperatures.

  • 4 days to climb the Axel Heiberg glacier

    Published on 28.11.2011

    The team sent by the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) to retrace Amundsen's route has finished climbing the Axel Heiberg glacier ; the needed five days to reach the Antarctic plateau.

  • Second Stage of the Expedition

    Published on 23.11.2011

    The team of four is approaching the legendary Axel Heiberg glacier. Every day, there is an Amundsen trace on the way.

  • Tired and cold, but humble and graceful

    Published on 19.11.2011

    The four guys sent by the NPI (Norwegian Polar Institute) are progressing very well down there. Although they can not lift their ski/sails as often as they would hope.

  • First depot reached

    Published on 16.11.2011

    The guys of the South Pole 1911-2011 Centenray Expedition are more lucky than the expeditioners being on the Hercules Inlet - South Pole trek : the sun shines almost every day.

  • Under Amundsen’s shadow…

    Published on 08.11.2011

    Every day, the big Amundsen is in a way behind the scene of this adventure.

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