Team Skis to South Pole

Two make pole on Amundsen anniversary


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A pair of explorers on Wednesday completed a six-week journey to the South Pole by ski, one hundred years to the day after Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the pole on December 14, 1911. Vegard Ulvang and Harald Dag Jollie, both of Norway, were too late on Wednesday to attend a ceremony that included Norway’s prime minister and about 300 people, all of whom had flown in. Celebrants were treated to an ice sculpture of Amundsen. Though Ulvang and Jollie missed the party, two of their teammates on team South Pole 1911-2011 caught a ride and attended.

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