Robert Falcon Scott, South Pole Explorer
Explorers' last stand
There is a tribute display at the Natural History Museum in London, honoring the tragic expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole in 1912. The graphic images accompanying the story are exceptional. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16628909
I am not fond of the cold climate and can only imagine the extreme harshness of the South Pole and the hardship of performing work while maintaining a base camp.
“What was life like in Scott's base camp?
In January 1912, the British explorer and naval officer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole, only to discover he had been beaten in the race there by his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen. Scott - and four comrades who travelled with him - died on their return to base camp.
Exactly a century on, the Natural History Museum in London is marking the explorer's final ill-fated expedition by celebrating the scientific achievements he and his men made during their three years in Antarctica - and by looking at how the team lived together in such an inhospitable place.
Here - with Louise Emerson from the museum - take a look back at Scott's Terra Nova expedition.”