FACT­FILE... on Cap­tain Scott

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

CAP­TAIN Robert Fal­con Scott, was a Royal Navy of­fi­cer and ex­plorer who led two ex­pe­di­tions to the Antarc­tic: the Dis­cov­ery Ex­pe­di­tion from 1901 to 1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova Ex­pe­di­tion from 1910 to 191 .

Dur­ing this sec­ond ven­ture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on Jan­uary 17, 1912, only to find they had been beaten by Roald Amund­sen’s Nor­we­gian ex­pe­di­tion who ar­rived there on De­cem­ber 14, 1911.

On their re­turn jour­ney, Scott and his com­rades all per­ished from a com­bi­na­tion of ex­haus­tion, star­va­tion and ex­treme cold.

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