Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911

Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Terra Nova Antarctic exploration. Expedition members with their leader Captain Robert Falcon Scott preparing on 26 January 1911 for a depot-laying journey during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Mount Erebus is in the background. Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Scott, a shore party of 33 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. This Southern Journey was carried out to lay depots to prepare for the final march south which started in November 1911.

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