Exploration Maestros: Tale of Two Italians


Exploration think-a-likes and look-a-likes

One is an Italian renaissance explorer, scaling winter summits and flying rescue missions across the Himalayan range; another was an Italian inventor, building the airship that would take the third character – a Norwegian mastermind and Antarctica pioneer – to the North Pole.

Love of deep cold, exploration and experimental aircrafts unite Simone Moro, Umberto Nobile and Roald Amundsen.

The two Italians may even share a bit more; look at the striking resemblance between them in pictures.

(More on Amundsen/Nobile in image texts.)


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Renaissance explorer still among us: Italian Simone Moro rescue pilot and pioneering winter Himalaya mountaineer. Source:Stefan Nestler

Roald Amundsen. Controversy plagues exploration and always did. Amundsen died onboard an experimental "flying boat" in an unselfish attempt to rescue Nobili. The Italian inventor had built a second airship the 'Italia' after a fallout between the two about credit (to the North Pole). The all-Italian outfit crashed on the Arctic ice; Nobili survived but spent remains of his life fighting accusations he had abandoned his mates. Source:Wikipedia.org

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