Edgar Evans, Welsh explorer

Edgar Evans, Welsh explorer

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Edgar Evans (1876-1912), Welsh explorer and British Royal Navy petty officer, by the Cape Evans base camp hut in sledging gear with pickaxe. Evans served during during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, the shore party of 34 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Evans was part of the polar party of five (including Scott) that died returning from their journey to the South Pole. Evans died on 17 February 1912 near the base of the Beardmore Glacier. Photographed in 1911 by Herbert George Ponting.

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