A Norwegian explorer who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
He worked as a doctor until he turned 21, as a means of fulfilling a vocational promise he'd made to his mother.
He was the first explorer to reach both of the world's poles.
He was the son of Jens Amundsen and an overbearing mother.
Roald Amundsen is Roald Dahl's namesake.
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