Packing Antarctic sledging rations, 1912

Packing Antarctic sledging rations, 1912

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Caption: Packing Antarctic sledging rations. Expedition members in January 1912 weighing out sugar for sledging rations during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). The daily rations were: 340g pemmican, 450g biscuit, 57g butter, 20g tea, 85g sugar, and 16g cocoa. This was later found to be insufficient for the energy expended hauling sledges in the Antarctic cold. 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 March 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole.

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