Google Doodle Celebrates Roald Amundsen's Expedition to the South Pole
Roald Amundsen visited the northern coast of Canada and Alaska before he decided to breach one of the final frontiers of exploration.
In a bid to celebrate 105th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole along with around 100 dogs and a group of people in December 1911, Google has presented a new doodle.
Amundsen, who was born in 1872, became the first person to reach the southmost part of the planet - the South Pole.
According to Google, the Doodle on this day depicts the winds in the Antarctic swirling past the tents of the explorers after they reached the South Pole.
Amundsen, popularly known as 'the last of the Vikings,' and was a lifelong adventurer with a gift for organisation and planning. He studied medicine in his youth, and soon began travelling. He was 25 when he boarded a boat from Belgium to the Antarctic.
He visited the northern coast of Canada and Alaska before he decided to breach one of the final frontiers of exploration.
Meanwhile, Google's blog stated that Roald Amundsen's party managed to cope with the conditions and pass the time on the journey by telling stories, holding guess-the-temperature contests and celebrating birthdays.