Centenary expedition to the South Pole

Vegard Ulvang, Jan-Gunnar Winther, Stein P. Aasheim and Harald Dag Jølle follow in Roald Amundsen's ski tracks to the South Pole.

The Centenary Expedition to the South Pole has retraced Amundsen’s route, and reached the southernmost point on Earth on 14 December 2011, arriving 100 years to the day after Amundsen.

Expedition completed

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Our expedition is now at an end after yet another busy day at the South Pole with Norwegian and international media. Public interest in the last few days has been overwhelming.

Most esteemed Mr. Amundsen,

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Thank you for allowing us to follow in the long-gone tracks of your skis for these past few weeks. To feel for ourselves your experiences and hardships in the icy wasteland. We had to clench our teeth to manage 4 km/h where you flew forward at 7.5 km/h behind the dogs. But we sometimes took pleasure in the wind.

Vegard and Harald Dag have arrived at the South Pole

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

All four members of the expedition are now gathered at the South Pole, 100 years to the day after Roald Amundsen's great achievement. Vegard Ulvang and Harald Dag Jølle completed the expedition on skis and reached the Pole at 11.30 am Norwegian time.

Norwegian Polar Institute
South Pole 1911–2011 is an informational outreach project run by the Norwegian Polar Institute in cooperation with outside sponsors.