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Expedition, The South, Robert Scott, L'Wren Scott, Robert Falcons, Falcons Scott, Captain Scott, Polar Exploring, South Pole
A year after America's Robert Peary became the first to stand at the North Pole, a British team under Robert Scott sailed Terra Nova to Antarctica hoping to win the race to the South pole. They reached it on Jan 18, 1912, only to find a note left 35 days earlier by Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, 44, and his men starved to death on the trek back.
100 years ago today, explorer Robert Scott and his expedition died on a doomed quest to become the first to reach the South Pole. In his last days, Scott wrote a diary and letters to his supporters. Read more from Michael Leclerc in his post "The Power of the Written Word"
In 1912 explorers were still seeking to extend the boundaries of the physical world. Robert Falcon Scott, a British naval officer and explorer, began his expedition to reach the South Pole. Reaching there in Jan. he discovered that Roald Amundsen's team had gotten there first. Disappointed, the Scott party started their return hike in adverse conditions. They made camp near One Ton Depot where they perished by March 29. #Titanic (Image www.loc.gov/...)
Roald Amundsen led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to discover the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to (undisputedly) reach the North Pole in 1926. He is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06). He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission.