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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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  • The most mysterious places on Earth

      News Source: The Australian | 2 months ago
    Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in science at school. Some of these sites are challenging to get to, others are busy tourist destinations. They keep natural
  • Cambridge buys Scott of the Antarctic negatives

      News Source: The Boston Globe | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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

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