Answered By: Lindy Brown
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016     Views: 7

Hello,

The answer is Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen of Norway.

I found the answer in Famous first facts, international edition : a record of first happenings, discoveries, and inventions in world history, page 113 (entry 2319).


Here's exactly what the entry says:

2319. Explorer to reach the South Pole was Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen of Norway. Amundsen's expedition departed from Norway in June 1910, and sailed to the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, where they organized a base camp. On October 19, 1911, Amundsen set out with four colleagues, along with 52 sled dogs. They arrived at the South Pole on December 14, 1911. 

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