Robert Falcon Scott
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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... The Discovery Expedition of 1901–04 was Captain Scott's first Antarctic command ... Pole if possible, or find some new land", there is nothing in Scott's writings, nor in the official objectives of the expedition, to indicate that the ... However, a southern journey towards the pole was within Scott's formal remit to "explore the ice barrier of Sir James Ross.. ...
... Scott's reputation survived the period after World War II, beyond the 50th anniversary of his death ... In 1966, Reginald Pound, the first biographer given access to Scott's original sledging journal, revealed personal failings which cast a new light on Scott, although ... most critical of these was David Thomson's Scott's Men (1977) in Thomson's view, Scott was not a great man, "at least, not until near the end" his planning is described as "haphazard" and "flawed", his ...
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