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We have named ourselves after the third first name of the Norwegian South Polar conqueror Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen. Since it is a Norwegian name, the “v” is pronounced softly like a “w”. Roald E. Gravning Amundsen and his team conquered the South Pole on 14.12.1911. This event in itself is impressive enough.
The way the conquest of the South Pole came about, besides an early admiration of our founder for Amundsen and his achievements since being a schoolboy, is the main reason for our choice of name. The unprecedented approach of Amundsen and his team in the conquest of the South Pole is transferable to the way we work and think as “Team Gravning“.