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The Journey: Seperation, Change, and Return
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Arctic Journey

On Dec. 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen and four companions stood, for the first time in human history, at 90 degrees South, having traveled by dog sled and ski approximately 900 statute miles across Antarctica without serious incident. They made instrumental measurements to corroborate their position, planted the Norwegian flag, ate a victory meal of seal meat and then left a few days later for the return journey.

No one died on this expedition, except for the dogs, which were selectively slaughtered along the way to feed the remaining animals as well as the men. Indeed, some of the men gained weight on the relatively easy journey back to their base on the Bay of Whales at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, where their relief vessel, Fram, was waiting to take them back to civilization and the accolades that came from winning the last of the world’s great geographical prizes.

As someone later said, for the Norwegians, the race for the South Pole had been no more than a long and rather uneventful ski trip.

Four and a half weeks later, the British team reached the same spot, having traveled a similar distance from their base at Cape Evans in McMurdo Sound. Their commander, Robert Falcon Scott, finding that Amundsen had beaten him, could only exclaim in his journal, “Great God! This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have laboured to it without the reward of priority.” In fact, the terror was still to come. All five team members — Scott, Edward Wilson, Birdie Bowers, Titus Oates and Edgar Evans — died on the return journey, mostly because of hunger and exposure, but also because of the progressive bodily debilitation that comes from man-hauling over enormous distances and difficult terrain. For Scott hated the idea of using dogs in the way that Amundsen did, preferring that his men dragged their sledges, like so many beasts of burden, because it built character and teamwork.

The last members of Scott’s polar party, including Scott himself, died at the end of March 1912, a little less than 13 miles from a major food and fuel depot that had been laid down in the previous austral summer. A relief party sent from the British base found their bodies in November

 

From the New York Times December 13, 2011

 

This journey was very differnent for two different teams. While one found it easy the other found it very cumbersome. Their ends we're also very different one of the groups had no fatalities while every member of the other group died on this somewhat treacherous journey.

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Rocket Man

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man

And I think it's gonna be a long long time...

 

This is a song by Elton John about a fictuous journey into space.

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Orestes and the Furies

In the story of Orestes Agammenmon returns from Troy to find his wife in an affair with another man. His wife proceeds to kill him despite this their young son Orestes survives, the maid takes him into the mountains to grow up. Years later when Orestes grows up he returns to avenge his father through the guidance of Apollo. He then proceeds to kill his mother and stepfather. This act brings the wrath of the Furies ancient godesses of revenge who follow him around and torture Orestes. He seeks refuge in the temple of Delphi and has Hermes help him reach Athens where he can be fairly judged for his crimes. The final verdict given by Athen's  patron Athena, is not guilty and the furies end their tormenting

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