Robert Falcon Scott
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Gaumont Co. Ltd (London) :With Captain Scott, R.N. to the South Pole (British Antarctic Expedition) filmed by Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.G.S. Second series. Authentic pictures exhibited by arrangement with the Gaumont Co. Ltd. London, holders of exclusive cinematograph rights. "Feeding at 30 [degrees] below zero". . | National Library of New Zealand
Doomed Expedition To The Pole, 1912
Last entry of Captain R.F. Scott Thursday, March 29 1913 reads: Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale from W.S.W. and S.W. We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 – 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer & explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, & the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82̊S & discovered the Polar Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912
"100 years ago on November 1st, 1911, Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out from his base at Cape Evans on his quest to be the first man to reach the South Pole. It was spring in Antarctica, the epic journey designed to take advantage of the 24-hour sunlight and warmer temperatures of the brief antipodean summer." This is a photo of his daily ration: cocoa, sugar cubes, tea, pemmican, biscuit, cheese and butter.