Race to the South Pole

NPR''s Alex Chadwick continues our National Geographic series of Radio Expeditions - "The Geographic Century" - with a look at the explorers who raced to reach the South Pole. More than eighty years ago, Roald Amundsen reached the Pole while his closest challenger, Robert Falcon Scott, froze to death while attempting to return. (6:36) Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified form its original broadcast form.



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