About the Author:
Roald Amundsen is perhaps the most famous of the Edwardian explorers after Shackleton and Scott. He was the first man to sail the North-West Passage and the first to reach the South Pole. He flew over the North Pole in a dirigible and disappeared while searching for his friend, Nobile, who had flown to the Pole in 1928 and whose airship Italia had crashed on the way back. First published in 1927, Amundsen's classic tale of adventure has been out of print for many years.