Fram Museum Oslo


Olsen, Karenius (1890-1973)

Olsen was a crew member and cook on the third Fram Expedition to the Antarctic.

Karenius Olsen (1890-1973)

Karenius Olsen was born in 1890, and was only 20 years old when he left with the Fram.

When Adolf Lindstrøm became cook at Framheim on the ice, assisting the eight skiers, Olsen became the cook on board the Fram, for the Southern Ocean voyage. According to Roald Amundsen, his work was performed in an unusually conscientious and competent way. If only we could have many of his kind, he states in his book (Amundsen, 1912, s. 315).

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