Robert Falcon Scott
Scott's expedition was the second to reach the South Pole, 34 days after the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen.
The story of Scott's journey really inspired me and showed me that if you put your mind to something you can achieve it!
Scotts crew (Wilson, Evans, Oats, Bowers) used tranport of motorised tractors, siberian horses, dogs, and sledges .
The two ships used in the epeditions were the Discovery and the Terra Nova.
Scotts team wanted to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Other aims were to study antarctic animals, climate and geology.
Occupation: Royal Navy officer and Antarctic explorer.
South Pole( 90 degrees south) Expedititions: 1901 and 1910
Born: 6th June 1868
Died: 29th March 1912 aged 43,
Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
Death of the Crew.
Oats had severe gangrene, and died trying to save the others by walking into a blizzard so as not to slow them down. Scott and the others died of starvation/exposure on the return journey to Base Camp, McMurdo Sound.
On the South Pole expeditions,Scott and his crew ate mostly, seal soup, seal liver curry, seal steak and kidney pie. they also ate beef soup and biscuits with cocoa.
Negative outcomes of the expeditions included the disappointment of not reaching the south pole first and the death of the explorers involved.
Positive outcomes of the expeditions include reaching the south pole as a complete team, the scientific achievements and their countries pride in the determination and courage shown by the explorers.
Key dates of exploration
1901: Scott left brittian towards the South Pole.
1902: Scott and crew reached ross
Island(77 DEGREES SOUTH)
1903: Scott and crew returned to Brittian.
JUNE 1st 1910: Scott and crew sett out for the Anarctic again.
January 1911: Scott and crew arrived at McMurdo Sound and set up base camp.
Demember 14th 1911: Amundsen reached the South Pole.
January 18th 1912: Scott and crew reached the south pole.
17th March 1912: Oats died
29th March 1912: Scott and the others died.