Dimitri Geroff, Russian explorer

Dimitri Geroff, Russian explorer

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Dimitri Geroff, Russian explorer and dog driver. Geroff worked as the dog driver for 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. Scott and four others died in March 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Geroff and Cecil Meares, with their dog teams, had headed south and joined the polar party, but were later sent back by Scott on 11 December 1911. Photographed on 5 January 1912 after reaching the Cape Evans base camp.

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