Growing Men (and Women) of Grit

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen becoming the first person to reach the South Pole.Arriving on December 14, 1911, he beat British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, by a month, but the value of his accomplishment is, to this day, hotly disputed.  Sure, Amundsen got to the pole first, say the Brits, but Scott was slowed down because he was gathering scientific data along the way.  But Scott wasn't a real polar expert and was merely following Shackleton's earlier routes, say the … [Read more...]