The Last Expedition

Author(s): Captain Robert Falcon Scott

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Captain Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. This title provides an account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12.

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Centenary of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole. This is 'the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written' Sir Ranulph Fiennes

"The stuff of legend, but what stands out is Scott's skill as a writer." --"Guardian"

Robert Falcon Scott was born in 1868. He became a naval cadet at the age of 13 and he was made a full lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1889. The Royal Geographical Society appointed him to command the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904. The expedition set sail on the Discovery and reached further south than anyone before. Scott returned to Britain as a national hero. In 1910 Captain Scott organised a second expedition to sail to the Antarctic on board the Terra Nova. On the 17th January 1912 the party reached the pole, only to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Scott and his companions died on their march back to safety on 29 March 1912.Eight months later, a search party found the tent, the bodies and Scott's journals. The journals were first published in 1913.

General Fields

  • : 9780099561385
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : 919.8904092
  • : Paperback
  • : Captain Robert Falcon Scott
  • : Illustrations