Robert Falcon Scott was born on the 6 th of June 1868 Devonport England. He died during his second year discovering Antarctica.
Robert Falcon Scott was a British Naval officer from England, He spent 18 years in the navy and led the South Pole and also headed the second Expedition to reach the Pole.
Robert Falcon Scott’s first expedition on the discovery was from (1901-1904 in a attempt that included Ernest Shackleton)
He travelled 450miles heading to reach the south Pole before he had to turn back, Because they got sick.
The second expedition was the “Terra Nova” and it was from 1910-1913. These Expeditions are all named after their Ships.
Robert Falcon Scott previously had been on a scientific mission in 1900 to Antarctica.
However on November 1 st 1911 the Terra Nova Expedition journey started, Robert Falcon Scott’s reason for Exploration was to be the first to reach the South Pole with his team.
The distance to the Pole and back was 1766 miles and every step of the way had to be marched on foot.
The Journey started in 1910 from Ross Island, Robert planed using ponies, 3 motorised sledges and a few dogs. The motorised Sledges failed, the ponies suffered and were put down for food, and the dogs went back to camp halfway with most of the men. Their was only Scott and 4 men left. They continued fighting constant Snow fall and blizzards, but Robert was determined to reach the south pole. Even with -0 temperatures.
On the 17 th of January 1912 they reached the South Pole, They believed they were the first to reach the South Pole, only to find that the Norwegian party led by Ronald Amundsen had beaten them there one month earlier.
Soon after they started the 1,500 km journey back. First to die was Evans in mid February by march Oates had died, with Severe Frost bites.
And the remaining 3 men Wilson Bowers and Robert Falcon Scott died of starvation and exposure in their tent on the 29 th of March 1912.
Eight Months later a search party found the tent, the bodies and Scotts diary, all buried in snow.
Robert Falcon Scott is Remembered for his bravery in losing the Race to the South Pole.!!!