Robert Falcon Scott

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Robert Falcon Scott
BirthplacePlymouth, Devon, England, UK
Royal Navy officer and Antarctic explorer
EducationNaval cadet programme, HMS Britannia

Scott, Robert Falcon


Born June 6, 1868, in Devon-port; died circa Mar. 30, 1912, British antarctic explorer.

In the period 1901–04, Scott led an expedition that discovered Edward VII Peninsula and explored Victoria Land; from Ross Island the expedition proceeded as far as 82° 17’ S lat., traveling along a high mountain chain on the western edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. In early 1911, Scott returned to Antarctica on a second expedition and in November set out southward from Ross Island to the south pole; along with four companions, he reached the south pole on Jan. 18, 1912,33 days later than R. Amundsen. On the way back, all five perished. Mountains in Ender by Land, two glaciers (located at 110° E long, and 150° W long.), and an island in the Southern Ocean have been named in honor of Scott


In Russian translation:
Posledniaia ekspeditsiia R. Skotta: Dnevniki, proshchal’nye pis’ma, Moscow, 1955.’
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