Once upon a time, there was a boat. Designed for exploration and adventure: small, strong, agile, maneuverable. The strongest wooden boat ever built. A mobile laboratory. A spaceship of its age. The FRAM.
Behind FRAM’s design, an audacious idea: that it was possible float to the North Pole. In April 1895, the FRAM brought a Norwegian team, led by Fritjof Nansen, the farthest North any humans had ever been: 86° 14′ North.
Fifteen years later, FRAM has another audacious mission: to bring Roald Amundsen and his team to the South Pole.
On 14 December 1911, Amundsen’s team win the race to the South Pole, getting there some five weeks before the competing British team led by Scott.
Safely there and back. The furthest North, the furthest South. FRAM, forward.