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Roald Amundsen

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  • Discovering Oslo

    There's a challenge to visiting a place whose populace has made a career of leaving home.
  • Melting Ice, Winds of Change

    For 500 years, explorers nudged their ships through these Arctic waters, vainly seeking a shortcut to the riches of the East. The Northwest Passage, a deadly maze of sea ice, narrow straits and misshapen islands, still holds the traces of those who...

    Patagonia: Two at the tip

    They're the South American equivalents of Williams, Ariz. And why? Because Williams only matters to us tourists -- and only has all those motel rooms -- because a well-known ditch called the Grand Canyon is an hour up the road. Ushuaia, in Argentina,...

    Check It Out: Exploring Antarctica from the comfort of home

    Nearly 100 years ago, Norwegian Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to reach the South Pole. His team of five men and 16 dogs arrived at their destination in December 1911. Leaving behind a small tent and a letter stating their accomplishment, they...