Amundsen’s Way: The Race to the South Pole
(Allen and Unwin)
‘Amundsen’s Way’ is the compelling tale of Roald Amundsen’s triumphant conquest of the South Pole. It seems like Roald Amundsen was a complex, driven character. whose hard-headed race to the finishing line absorb us. Does this make him an inspired leader? How is he regarded by history?
‘Amundsen’s Way‘ is a thrilling companion piece to Into The White, Joanna Grochowicz’s exploration of the Scott polar expedition. Her narrative brings the personalities and experience of the crew to life. Furthermore, it emphasises the vital importance of the 72 dogs that pulled the sleighs. We compare the style, manner and construction of Scott’s expedition. Which one would we choose to join? Thereafter, we take a nuanced portrait of Amundsen, a complex and ruthless character. Highly recommended.