Roland Huntford is an author, and biographer of Polar explorers. He has written biographies of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen. His book The Last Place on Earth narrates the race to the South Pole between Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Huntford was formerly Scandinavian correspondent of The Observer, also acting as their winter sports correspondent. He lives in Cambridge
Books by Roland Huntford
Interviews with Roland Huntford
The Norwegians were masters of polar exploration because they were better prepared and did not glamourize it. Author and journalist Roland Huntford picks the best books on the early history of polar exploration.