"I may say that this is the greatest factor: the way in which the expedition is equipped, the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding it. Victory awaits him who has everything in order, luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time, this is called bad luck."
To those select few who boldly follow in the footsteps of Amundsen, Mawson, Shackleton, and Nansen
Roald Amundsen was a man of many firsts, but is perhaps the most famous for being first to reach the South Pole, arriving several weeks before Scott, who set out at around the same time as the great Norwegian.