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Oscar Adolf Wisting, one of Roald Amundsen’s fellow explorers,
planted Norway’s flag at the South Pole in 1911.
Antarctic Sledge Dogs Recognized
While the names of scientists and explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen and their benefactors now dot the Antarctic geography, the identities of the dogs who enabled such feats to be accomplished are nowhere to be found on the map, until now, that is.
Due largely to the efforts of United States Air Force Colonel Ronald Smith, eleven air navigational way points between New Zealand and Antarctica's McMurdo Station will be named after Amundsen's eleven dogs that made it to the Pole (he started with 52). The names of the ponies Scott used on his quest to the South Pole are to be included as well.
October/November 2011 will mark the centennial of the Scott-Amundsen race to be the first to reach the South Pole. "Race to the Ends of the Earth", an exhibition about Scott's and Amundsen's expeditions seeking to become the first to attain the South Pole has been on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since May, 2010 and will continue until January 2, 2011.