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Now Is the August of Our Winter’s Content

  • Mary R. Tahan
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Abstract

This chapter documents the culmination of events that take place in August 1911, during Roald Amundsen’s impatience to begin his South Pole journey, and the ramifications of his strategically crafted plans, as well as the scenarios that occur as a result of his impatience. The events include preparing the dogs for the sledge tour to the South Pole; incorporating the older puppies into the sled teams; conducting test journeys, some of which prove dangerous; and making a preparatory run. Ten of the dogs help teach Amundsen a lesson in loyalty; four of the dogs try Amundsen’s patience; and the female dogs receive captive treatment by Amundsen. At the beginning of September, Amundsen’s true plan for the sled dogs is unfolded. Several days later, two dog teams heroically and dramatically save the men’s lives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary R. Tahan
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  1. 1.VancouverCanada

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