Oscar Wisting

Oscar Wisting was part of the famous Antarctic expedition led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He was a talented craftsmen, who could fix boots, clothes, tents, and other essential supplies. He also cared for the sled dogs. In December 1911, Wisting was one of five men from this expedition who became the first to reach the South Pole. He continued to work with Amundsen for 16 years after the South Pole expedition.

Image credits: main image, The Fram Museum / JFO; Roald Amundsen: © AGE Fotostock.