Antarctic geological exploration, 1911

Antarctic geological exploration, 1911

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Antarctic geological exploration. Second (western) geological exploration party in December 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Geologists Frank Debenham (seated, left) and Griffith Taylor (seated, right), Royal Navy petty officer Robert Forde (standing, left) and ski expert Tryggve Gran (standing, right) travelled to Granite Harbour between November 1911 and February 1912. The primary British Antarctic Expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon 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 the South Pole.

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