Loc: Richmond, Virginia
I might know about sports-type pole vaulting since my older son was State champion (twice). But it is not that.
Pole and 1911 surely must refer to the time the skillful, practical, and knowledgeable Amundsen beat the crap out of the bumbling, undeserving-of-hero-status Scott by getting to the South Pole AND returning. Are we getting, um, warm?