102 Years Ago Today Captain Scott and His Men Reached the South Pole
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ben Saunders setting out across the Ross Ice Shelf on his 1800 mile journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, retracing Captain Scott's Terra Nova route.
By the time you read this it'll be January 17th, which is the date Captain Scott, along with his companions Bowers, Oates, Wilson and Evans reached the South Pole. Scott famously described it as: "An awful place," and their journey over the plateau as "awful monotony," and while Tarka and I have had a pretty unique glimpse into the sort of deprivation, exhaustion and suffering they must have battled, we're also awestruck at their tenacity and spirit in the face of such profound isolation and risk; neither of which we have come anywhere near experiencing, with our daily satellite phone calls, emails, live satellite tracking and messages from loved ones, friends and supporters including our partners, Land Rover and Intel.
Captain Scott and his men's incredible display of fortitude in battling the harshest el
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