Intense debate on who has reached North Pole first has been going on throughout the history. In May 12th 1926 Roald Amundsen reached the North Pole with his airship Norge. This was the first recorded, verified and scientifically convincing expedition reaching the pole.
Some years earlier Amundsen had reached the North Pole together with a Norwegian polar explorer, Oscar Wisting. Together they had planned and organized several expeditions and in 1926, Wisting participated Amundsen's successful North Pole expedition. This made Wisting, along with Amundsen, the first person reaching both Poles first.
Although the Airship Norge was Norwegian owned, it was designed and piloted by Italian Umberto Nobile. The flight started from Kings Bay in Nyålesund, 87 degrees north in Spitsbergen. They crossed the Arctic Ocean, flying over the North Pole and landed safely to Alaska. Few years later Nobile attempted to renew the expedition. In 1928 he fly over the North Pole for the second time with his airship Italia. Unfortunately, Italia crashed on its way back and Nobile loosed half of his crew.
Adolf H Lindstrøm was present on several of the expeditions led by Amundsen and other well-known polar explorers. Lindstrøm was a famous and respected polar chef, joining several of the breaking expedition, including the expedition on Fram to the South Pole.