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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Rob Curtis is riding to the South Pole pub on his scooter to raise money for repairs to the Captain Scott memorial in Cardiff Bay.
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HEROIC FAILURE: Captain Scott, who arrived at the South Pole on this day in 1912
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Cherry-Garrard, Bowers, Keohane, Crean and Wilson struggling in soft snow on Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica - some of more than 100 photographs taken by > explorer Captain Scott while on the ill-fated Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 Robert Falcon Scott/Scott Polar Research Institute
It took them 10 days to scale the 8000ft of the Beardmore Glacier on the way to the pole - a feat achieved by only a small band of explorers, including Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott.
It features memorabilia from expeditions by Captain Scott and fellow explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
He said: "The city of Dundee enjoys close links with Nasa and our ties have been strengthened through our mutual interest in RRS Discovery and admiration for Captain Scott and his crew.
Albion captain Scott Carson said: "It's only right that the club and players get right behind such a great cause.
As the tackles began to fly in, Durham had captain Scott Cooper sin-binned and missed a penalty stroke 10 minutes from time which would have leveled the scores a second time.
CAPTAIN SCOTT, narrowly beaten by Right Wing in the 1999 Lincoln, has left the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, where he has been a livery resident for the past five years.
FOTBALL: West Ham were today holding discussions with Newcastle captain Scott Parker over a proposed pounds 7million move to Upton Park - but only after fighting off late interest from Tottenham.