Sunday, February 15, 2015

Secrets of the Dead: Tragedy at the Pole

The Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition, was led by Robert Falcon Scott with the objectives of scientific research (meteorological, geological, geographical and zoological) and also of being the first to reach the South Pole. Scott and four companions attained the pole on 17 January 1912, where they found that a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had preceded them by 34 days. Scott's entire party died on the return journey from the pole; some of their bodies, journals, and photographs were discovered by a search party eight months later. (from

Related Links
Robert Falcon Scott and his Antarctic Expeditions
The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

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