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Robert Falcon Scott

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Robert Falcon Scott's Biography

Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy 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 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.

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British explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached South Pole on January 17, 1912
British explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached South Pole on January 17, 1912
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  • Cambridge buys Scott of the Antarctic negatives

      News Source: The Boston Globe | 18 days ago
    Cambridge University says it has raised 275,000 pounds ($458,000) to buy rare photographic negatives from Capt...Scott, an icon of the heroic age of polar exploration, reached the South Pole in January 1912, only to discover that he'd been beaten by
  • The (very) long march of the emperor penguin

      News Source: The Independent | 1 month ago
    Dignitaries and guests dressed predominantly in navy blazers have squeezed into an upstairs room. They have come to drink tea and enjoy a buffet of salmon and potato salad and to catch a glimpse of something very rare. An emperor penguin is about to
  • An Australian hero's story of survival

      News Source: BBC South Asia | 1 month ago
    Battling through frequent blizzards and crossing two large and dangerous glaciers (subsequently named Mertz and Ninnis), the three men reached a point more than 500km from their base at Cape Denison...Then a series of catastrophes ensued, beginning

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