Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert Falcon Scott.
Amundsen, born in Borge, near Oslo, in 1872, was one of the great figures in polar exploration. In 1897, he was first mate on a Belgian expedition that was the first ever to winter in the Antarctic. In 1903, he guided the 47-ton sloop Gjöa through the Northwest Passage and around the Canadian coast, the first navigator to accomplish the treacherous journey. Amundsen planned to be the first man to the North Pole, and he was about to embark in 1909 when he learned that the American Robert Peary had achieved the feat.
Amundsen completed his preparations and in June 1910 sailed instead for Antarctica, where the English explorer Robert F. Scott was also headed with the aim of reaching the South Pole. In early 1911, Amundsen sailed his ship into Antarctica’s Bay of Whales and set up base camp 60 miles closer to the pole than Scott. In October, both explorers set off–Amundsen using sleigh dogs, and Scott employing Siberian motor sledges, Siberian ponies, and dogs. On December 14, 1911, Amundsen’s expedition won the race to the Pole and returned safely to base camp in late January.
Scott’s expedition was less fortunate. The motor sleds broke down, the ponies had to be shot, and the dog teams were sent back as Scott and four companions continued on foot. On January 18, 1912, they reached the pole only to find that Amundsen had preceded them by over a month. Weather on the return journey was exceptionally bad–two members perished–and a storm later trapped Scott and the other two survivors in their tent only 11 miles from their base camp. Scott’s frozen body was found later that year.
After his historic Antarctic journey, Amundsen established a successful shipping business. He later made attempts to become the first explorer to fly over the North Pole. In 1925, in an airplane, he flew within 150 miles of the goal. In 1926, he passed over the North Pole in a dirigible just three days after American explorer Richard E. Byrd had apparently done so in an aircraft.
It may not be the healthiest of breakfast choices but I'll be damned if I didn't earn it this week, building an empire is tough and very rewarding.
Let me know if you try the recipe.
1/2 cup finely shredded Colby Jack Cheese.
1/4 cup Real Bacon crumbles.
1/4 Tablespoon six chili powder (you can use any one that you prefer).
Add Original Tabasco Sauce to your desired level of flavor (same here, use what you like, I just happen to like the flavor of Tabasco, especially in the morning, has a nice kick but not too strong and I think it always has great flavor).
Salt and pepper to taste.
Grease pan with whatever you prefer, I used a Pam for High Temp, but I also use butter sometimes, (again not a healthy meal choice) Pre-heat pan on med. Break 4 eggs into a glass, being careful to not break any yolks. Slowly pour eggs into pan trying to keep the whites spread evenly and pour the yolks last in the center, the best you can. (Mine went all to the right in a crescent shape so this isn't important, I just try for excellent presentation with my food, I enjoy it more.) Leaving the heat on medium add your salt, pepper, and chili powder, allow eggs to slow cook on medium for two minutes, this allows them to set with out burning so that the rest of the ingredients don't push your yolks around. After two minutes add the shredded cheese, Tabasco sauce and bacon crumbles. Cook the eggs on high for a minute or two at the most covered and then remove the cover and cook to your desired finish with the pan open.
Use a wide flat spatula to slide it onto your plate and enjoy.
At this point, I'm sure most of you reading this know my history. I made alot of poor decisions and mistakes. Gun charge young, possession charges, assault charges, etc. Did alot of bad things to better people.
Obviously I've changed things in my life. Not just as business owner or tradesman but maybe as what some of you don't know me as, the president of the board of directors for an almost 25 year old non profit called Community Alliance for Teen Safety.
Through the nonprofit I run a community service based woodworking program (to be used loosely) where I teach and introduce the trade to youth. Almost 20 years ago now a tradesman took me under his wing after being expelled from school and facing time. He introduced me to furniture and if it didn't happen, who knows....
Today I was able to introduce Growth Rings to the AntiBullying Committee at Hampstead Middle School of which my youngest son has recently taken up interest and involvement. Growth Rings are wood trinkets we create and distribute as an act of random kindness.
I don't regret the things I've done. They can't be changed but I do spend my life fulfilling a purpose and righting the wrongs I've made. I believe in action over words in alot of things. Apologies being one.
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