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The Arrival in Antarctica

  • Mary R. Tahan
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Abstract

The men’s and dogs’ arrival in the Antarctic is documented in this chapter, including the selected overwintering party members’ reviewing of their dog teams and naming and describing them in their diaries; the dogs’ harnesses being tried on for the first time; the group effort to prepare and outfit the men and the dogs together as teams; some of the men’s own personal feelings about their respective dog teams; the spying of the first iceberg on January 1, 1911; the Fram in the Southern Ocean and the stabilizing effects of the surrounding ice; the first seals sighted and killed as food for men and dogs alike; and Amundsen’s secret relief regarding the over 100 dogs. This chapter includes an account of the Fram approaching the Ross Sea on January 7, encountering the Great Ice Barrier on January 11 and entering the Bay of Whales, where, on January 15, 1911, the 19 men and 116 dogs greet their new home. At the end of the chapter, the author presents the names of the dogs – the original adults from Greenland and the puppies born on the ship – who reached Antarctica.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary R. Tahan
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  1. 1.VancouverCanada

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