Antarctic geological exploration, 1912

Antarctic geological exploration, 1912

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Antarctic geological exploration. Members of the second geological exploration party on the Terra Nova in 1912 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). From left: geologist Griffith Taylor, geologist Frank Debenham, ski expert Tryggve Gran and Royal Navy petty officer Robert Forde. Their expedition to Granite Harbour took place from November 1911 to February 1912. 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. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole.

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