Roald Amundsen beat Captain Scott to the South Pole. The Norwegian – utilizing canine sleds and skis – made it look straightforward… enjoyable, even. He was heading dwelling to security, whereas the British get together – hauling sleds by hand – struggled out on the ice.
On this case, to the victor went a spoiled popularity. The British grumbled that Amundsen had someway cheated, or had at the least behaved in an underhand method. These stinging accusations would hang-out the adventurer till the day he died within the polar wastes.
Cautionary Tales is written by me, Tim Harford, with Andrew Wright. It’s produced by Ryan Dilley, with assist from Courtney Guarino and Emily Vaughn.
The sound design and unique music is the work of Pascal Wyse. Julia Barton edited the scripts.
Due to the group at Pushkin Industries, together with Mia Lobel, Jacob Weisberg, Heather Fain, Jon Schnaars, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler, Emily Rostek, Royston Beserve, Maggie Taylor, Nicole Morano, Daniella Lakhan and Maya Koenig.
Additional studying and listening
Stephen Bown The Final Viking
David Crane Scott of the Antarctic
Apsley Cherry-Garrard The Worst Journey within the World
Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath
Ranulph Fiennes Captain Scott
Roland Huntford The Final Place on Earth
Edward Larson An Empire of Ice
Diana Preston A First Charge Tragedy
Robert Scott The Voyage of the Discovery
“Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society” The Geographical Journal Dec 1927 https://www.jstor.org/secure/1782920