Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Naval officer and polar explorer, arguably the most pioneering British explorer of The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

'It has been an absolute hell': Youngest member of Captain Scott's doomed expedition describes horror of finding explorer's frozen body at South Pole in letters to his mother set to fetch £80,000

Captain Robert Falcon Scott Naval officer and polar explorer, arguably the most pioneering British explorer of The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.He reached the South pole on the 17 January 1912 and died during return journey.

Captain Scott

Review: ‘Scott’s Last Expedition’ at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

British polar team find Amundsen's tent - Left to right: Robert Falcon Scott, Lawrence Oates, Edward Adrian Wilson and Edgar Evans

British polar team find Amundsen’s tent - Left to right: Robert Falcon Scott, Lawrence Oates, Edward Adrian Wilson and Edgar Evans

Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was an English Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–1904, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–1913 during which he and his party of 5 discovered plant fossils proving Antartica was once forested and joined to other continents.All died while returning only11 miles from the next depot and 150 miles from their base camp.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO RN June 1868 – 29 March was an English Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition,

Robert Falcon Scott's Journey to the South Pole

Expedition team with Scott centre C H Ponting photograph, Pennell collection, Canterbury Museum NZ

Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to south pole - 1910–13

Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to south pole - 1910–13 [449x620]

Grotto in an ice berg, photographed January 1911 by Herbert George Ponting during the British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition .

"Had we lived,I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,endurance,and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman.  These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale." (Capt. Robert F. Scott, reached the South Pole in 1912 but his expedition perished on their trek to return to their ship)

Robert Falcon Scott: rare pictures from his South Pole race

"Had we lived,I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,endurance,and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale." (Capt. Robert F. Scott, reached the South Pole in 1912 but his expedition perished on their trek to return to their ship)

A bit of history - built in 1911 by explorer Robert Falcon Scott

Photos: Diving Beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf

A bit of history - built in 1911 by explorer Robert Falcon Scott

The SS Terra Nova began life in 1884 as a whaler and seal hunting vessel on the Labrador Sea between Canada and Greenland. After a starring role carrying Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team to the other end of the earth, it returned to duty in its home waters. There, damaged by ice, it went down on September 13th, 1943, off the southwestern coast of Greenland. On July 11 of this year (2012), the Schmidt Ocean Institute found the wreck of the Terra Nova. (pic of the Terra Nova in…

The Discovery: British Naval officer Robert Falcon Scott’s mission to the South Pole in the early

Scott of the Antarctic (1868 - 1912)  'Scott of the Antarctic' was a naval officer and explorer, who died attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott in his sledging gear. After his disappointing arrival at the pole, Scott and his men died of exposure and starvation on the return voyage; making him a rather unlucky man.

100-Year-Old Notebook From Robert Falcon Scott’s Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition Discovered in Antarctica

100-Year-Old Notebook From Robert Falcon Scott's Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition Discovered in Antarctica

Notebook From Robert Falcon Scott’s Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition Discovered in Antarctica

Antarctic Explorers: Robert Falcon Scott Hippy much lol

Kathleen Bruce (or Kathleen Scott, Sculptor and wife of Robert Falcon Scott)

Named after the legendary “Scott of the Antarctic”, Scott’s Hut is located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.  It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.  Insulation for the 50 feet long hut was provided by seaweed sewn into a quilt, placed between double-planked inner and outer walls.  Ironically, Terra Nova expeditioners described the hut as being warm to the point of…

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

Scott’s Hut, on Ross Island in Antarctica, was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was reused from by several of Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party who had become marooned.

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