Robert Falcon Scott


Born
in The United Kingdom
June 08, 1868

Died
March 29, 1912


Robert Falcon Scott was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which made up the British part of what has become known as "the race to the South Pole." On January 17th, 1912 they reached the South Pole only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. The return journey that followed proved to be fatal, with Scott and the rest of his party dying from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold. The bodies were discovered by a search party on November 12th, 1912. Their final camp became their tomb which is now encased in the ...more

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Scott's Last Expedition: Th...

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The Diary Of Captain Robert...

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The Voyage Of The Discovery

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Scott's Last Expedition, V1

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Diario del Polo Sur - El úl...

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The Voyage of the Discovery...

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Scott's Last Expedition: Di...

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The Voyage Of Discovery: V. 2

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Tragedy and Triumph: The Jo...

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“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.”
Robert Falcon Scott, The Diary Of Captain Robert Falcon Scott

“It is the work that matters, not the applause that follows.”
Robert Falcon Scott

“We are all adventurers here, I suppose, and wild doings in wild countries appeal to us as nothing else could do. It is good to know that there remain wild corners of this dreadfully civilised world.”
Robert Falcon Scott

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