Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration 2: Robert Falcon Scott.

Robert Falcon Scott.

Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912) was a British Royal Naval officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.During this second venture Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 18 January 1912, to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen’s Norwegian party in an unsought “race for the Pole”. On their return journey Scott and his four comrades all perished, due to a combination of exhaustion, hunger and extreme cold.

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PHOTO:Discovery Hut near McMurdo Station, Ross Island. British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition built Discovery Hut in 1902, shown in the foreground.

McMurdo, Scott\'s Hut.

Photograph by: Dominick Dirksen, National Science Foundation. Date Taken: January 20, 2007.

Photo: A London newspaper dated Feb. 29, 1908, remains where it was left in Scott’s Hut at Cape Evans.

Newspaper from Scott\'s Hut.

Photograph by: James Robert Washburn Jr., National Science Foundation. Date Taken: November 8, 2006.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: The Beardmore Glacier was British explorer Sir Robert Falcon Scott’s route to the South Pole. During that trip he discovered the rich fossil record hidden in the outcrops of rock. Since then paleontologists have come to the Beardmore Glacier to collect fossils, as they were doing when this December 2003 photo was taken.

Beardmore glacier

Photograph by: Kristan Hutchison, National Science Foundation. Date Taken: December 11, 2003

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~ by abstraktbiblos on Friday, 16 May, 2008.

2 Responses to “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration 2: Robert Falcon Scott.”

  1. Hi.
    I was a bit wondering about the 1908 newspaper ,since tha hut was build late 1910-1911.
    Will.

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